We confront diversity in a multicultural society just by living and working in today’s world of immediate communication and of cultural and religious diversity. Seeking to fulfill God’s call for mission and justice involves us all in both communicating the perspectives of our faith community and seeking to understand the perspectives of the groups to whom we communicate and witness. To witness we need an ability to see, understand, and respond across different cultures, patterns of thought, and theological perspectives.
It is in this context that Princeton Seminary has established an Office of Multicultural Relations (OMR), the first of the Presbyterian seminaries to do so. Located in the Department of Student Life, the new office will focus on the concerns of international and, racial-ethnic students and diversity issues by promoting campus programs relating to opportunities for and appreciation of multi- and crosscultural experiences, facilitating the life and work of the racial-ethnic councils of the faculty, and assisting various Seminary constituencies with providing learning opportunities regarding multicultural and racial-ethnic relations.