Unity & Diversity
Regarding Recent Events
June 2, 2020
Racism is not a Christian value. Racism is antithetical to our faith and our tradition as a United Brethren in Christ denominational school. Huntington University stands for Truth. The truth is that all people are created by God with equal inherent and eternal value. In Scripture, we are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves. We cannot be silent when the lives of African Americans in our communities are being disproportionally threatened, challenged, and harmed every day throughout this country.
We call on the people of God to unite to end racist behaviors, policies, and practices in our communities. We ask God to forgive us for any part that our words, our actions, or our silence have played in contributing to a narrative that supports or promotes the types of abhorrent actions that continue to be displayed too frequently across our nation. We ask for God to give us a new heart and a renewed mind to stand for righteousness in a world that diminishes people’s importance because of the color of their skin.
May all of God’s people be affirmed as we stand together for Truth.
- Huntington University
Declaration of Unity & Diversity
Huntington University believes that God created everyone in His image. Rooted in Scripture and following the core doctrine of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, we respect unity amidst diversity. Regardless of ability or appearance, color or creed, gender or geography, hometown or heritage, voice or vocation, we are all created by God. Therefore, in obedience to Christ and as Foresters, we will love, learn from, respect, stand alongside, protect, rejoice with, and grieve with one another. We reject biased apathy, willful ignorance and silent fear. We acknowledge our fallen nature and the failures that divide us; therefore, we seek God’s grace and mercy and we strive to embody the example of Christ. It is our purpose and responsibility to foster an environment that reflects the unity of the Body of Christ and honors the eternal value of all people.