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Intersections: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted by: Date: October 30, 2019 In: ,

Cover art by Ta-coumba T. Aiken

Intersections, Number 50, Fall 2019

Intersections is a publication by and largely for the academic communities of
the twenty-seven institutions that comprise the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities
(NECU). Each issue reflects on the intersection of faith, learning, and teaching within
Lutheran higher education. It is published by the NECU, and has its home in the
Presidential Center for Faith and Learning at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, the
institutional sponsor of the publication. Intersections extends and enhances discussions
fostered by the annual Vocation of the Lutheran College Conference, together lifting up the
vocation of Lutheran colleges and universities. It aims to raise the level of awareness among
faculty, staff, and administration about the Lutheran heritage and church-relatedness of their
institutions, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and
initiatives.

This issue explores: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Preview essays in this issue with the individual links below:

Making Diversity Matter: Inclusion is the Key
Dr. Monica Smith

The Perils and Promise of Privilege
Guy Nave

The Vocation of White People in a Racist Society
Caryn D. Riswold

Learning the Language of Inclusive Pedagogy
David Thompson

The “V” Word: Different Dimensions of Vocation in a Religiously Diverse Classroom
Martha E. Stortz

Seeing in a New Way: A Meditation
Rev. Kara Baylor

Conciliatory and Queer: the Radical Love of Lutheran Higher Education
Kiki Kosnick and Sharon Varallo

Book Review – The American Myth of White Supremacy: A Review of Myths America Lives By
Susan VanZanten

Other – Twenty-Sixth Annual Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

From the Publisher Mark Wilhelm

From the Editor Jason Mahn

Interested in contributing to Intersections
with your own reflections or scholarship?
Direct ideas and inquiries to the editor,
Jason Mahn of Augustana College
(jasonmahn@augustana.edu).

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