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The History of Central Committee and Diversity

In 1997 Central Committee approved the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Diversity.

Since then, Central Committee has continued to expand its commitment to racial justice and diversity work. This web page provides the history of Diversity at Central Committee. 

 

 History of Diversity at Central Committee

 

October 1997            Central Committee approved formation of Ad hoc Committee on Racial Diversity.

And Then There Was Light

"In the beginning was darkness—and it wasn't good enough." This heart wrenching comment on Genesis 1 burst forth from a middle aged African American man in a class on Racism and the Bible. Instinctively I knew this wasn't true, and as a white person I had never thought of reading the text in this way; I could think of nothing to say. 

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