Huntington University has a biblical expectation to foster an environment that reflects the body of Christ: all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, or ability, are valued and appreciated for their diversity and role in the University. In doing so, we enrich our community and ensure our vitality by developing intercultural competency skills, engaging persons from many cultural backgrounds, and increasing opportunities for under-represented students, faculty and staff to enroll and be employed at the University.
In Revelation, we see a glimpse of the end of time which includes a multi-racial / multi-ethnic choir (Rev. 7:9). In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, "Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." So ... if Heaven includes a greatly diverse worship service and we are to make Earth mirror Heaven, perhaps part of our roles as Christians is preparing one another for worship. We are in "choir practice" right now.