Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a three-year $750,000 grant to the Association for Hispanic Theological Education to create the Network of Bible Institutes.
Committee on Race and Ethnicity
The work of the ATS Committee on Race and Ethnicity in Theological Education (CORE) addresses both the concerns of racial/ethnic persons in theological education and institutional practices. The purpose of the committee includes leadership development of racial/ethnic persons; collecting data on the hiring, retention, and promotion of racial/ethnic persons at member schools; and emphasizing mentoring by and for racial/ethnic persons to ensure their retention and enhance their well-being. In light of this, ATS facilitated a series of webinars throughout 2013–2015 to provide ongoing support for the 40 schools that participated in the "Preparing for 2040" consultations. The goal of this work will be to provide schools with resources that would (1) enable schools to define success in their efforts related to racial/ethnic diversity; (2) help schools think critically and theologically about issues related to race, ethnicity, and diversity; and (3) guide schools with regard to practical institutional or educational steps to take on issues related to race and ethnicity.