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General Publications on Diversity Issues
An Overview of Higher Education in the United States: Diversity, Access, and the Role of the Marketplace

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

The Race Relations Reporter
A weekly bulletin published by The Journal of Blacks in Higher education.

PCUSA - Research Services
Pertinent information on immigrant church growth and the dynamics of congregational development in Asian, Hispanic/Latina(o), and Black churches.

Various Publications on Diversity Issues

Allies for Change is a network of educators and activists committed to creating and sustaining relationships and community. Allies for Change provides innovative programs that seek to address the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.

The National Coalition Building Institute
The National Coalition Building Institute is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination throughout the world.

Cultures On The Edge
Cultures On The Edge
is an online magazine published quarterly by a team of experienced web entrepreneurs, along with world-renown author Wade Davis and professional photographer Chris Rainier. Together they have molded their skills to present a dynamic online magazine that hopes to support cultural diversity through education.

Native Village
Native Village
was created as an educational and current events resource for Native youth, teens, families, educators, and friends. Their weekly publications--Native Village Youth and Education News, and Native Village Opportunities and Websites--are published on Wednesdays. Every issue shares Indian news and education across the Americas and is written in a condensed, easy-to-read format.

Hispanic/Latino(a) Theological Resources
For more information on these authors and publications please contact The Hispanic Theological Initiatives. 

Agosto, Efrain, Servant Leadership: Jesus & Paul.St. Louis, MO: Chalice
Press, 2005.

Agosto, Efrain, 1 y 2 Corintios/1 & 2 Corinthians (Conozca Su Biblia/
Know Your Bible)Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2007.

Aponte, Edwin and De La Torre, Miguel, Introducing Latino/a Theologies.
Maryknoll,NY: Orbis Books, 2001.

Barton, Paul, Hispanic Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists in Texas.Austin,TX:
University of Texas Press, 2006.

Busto, Rudy, King Tiger: The Religious Vision of Reies Lopez Tijerina. Albuquerque
NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.

Conde-Frazier, Elizabeth and Kang, Steve, A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicutural
Dynamics for Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004.

Cuellar, Gregory Lee, Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55
and the Mexican Immigrant Experience (American University Studies VII: Theology
and Religion.) New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

De La Torre, Miguel A. and Aponte Edwin, Introducing Latino/a Theologies. Maryknoll,NY: Orbis Books, 2001.

De La Torre, Miguel A., Reading the Bible from the Margins. Maryknoll,NY: Orbis
Books, 2002.

De La Torre, Miguel A., The Quest for the Cuban Christ. Gainsville, FL: University
Press of Florida, 2002.

De La Torre, Miguel A., La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.

De La Torre, Miguel A., Santeria: The Beliefs and Rituals of a Growing Religion in
America. Grands Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004.

De La Torre, Miguel A., Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. Maryknoll,NY:
Orbis Books, 2004.

De La Torre, Miguel A., Handbook on US Theologies of Liberation. St. Louis, MO:
Chalice Press, 2004.

De La Torre. Miguel A. and Aponte Edwin, Handbook of Latino/a Theologies. St.
Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2006.

De La Torre, Miguel and Espinosa, Gaston. Rethinking Latino(a) Religion & Identity.
Clevland,OH: The Pilgrim Press, 2006.

De La Torre, Miguel A., A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian
Sexuality. San Fransico, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

De La Torre, Miguel A., Liberating Jonah: Forming an Ethics of Reconciliation.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.

De La Torre, Miguel A., The Hope of Liberation in World Religions.Waco, TX:
Baylor University Press, 2008.

De Luna, Anita, Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano
Experience. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2003.

Diaz, Miguel and Espin, Orlando, From the Heart of Our People: Latino/a
Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology. Maryknoll,NY: Orbis Books,1999.

Diaz, Miguel, On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives. Maryknoll
NY: Orbis Books, 2001.

Espinosa, Gaston, with Elizondo, Virgilio & Miranda, Jesse, Latino Religions and
Civic Activism in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Espinosa, Gaston and De La Torre, Miguel, Rethinking Latino/a Religion & Identity.
Clevland, OH: The Pilgrim Press, 2006.

Espinosa, Gaston and Garcia, Mario T., Mexican American Religions: Spirituality,
Activism, and Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Espinosa, Gaston, Religion, Race and the American Presidency. Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Gomez-Ruiz, Raul, Mozarabs, Hispanics and the Cross. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis
Books, 2007.

Gomez-Ruiz, Raul and Casarella, Peter, El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic
Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church. Bluffton, OH: Academic Renewal Press, 2000.

Gomez-Ruiz. Raul, Languages of Worship?El Lenguaje de la Liturgia. Liturgy Training Publications; Bilingual edition, 2004.

Gonzalez, Michelle A., Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas. Maryknoll,
NY: Orbis Books, 2003.

Gonzalez. Michelle A., Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity.
Gainsville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.

Gonzalez, Michelle A., Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological Anthropology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.

Lozada, Fransico, A Literary Reading of John 5: Text as a Construction (Studies in Biblical Literature, Vol.20). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2000.

Lozada, Fransico and Thacher, Tom New Currents Through John: A Global Perspective. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.

Lozano, Nora and Martinez Guerra, Juan, Iglesias Peregrinas en Busca de Identidad: Cuadros del Protestantismo Latino en Los Estados Unidos. Buenos Aires, Argentina: CEHILA & Ediciones Kairos, 2004.

Martell-Otero, Loida and Rodriguez, Jose David, Teologia en Conjunto: A Collaborative Hispanic Protestant Theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997.

Medina, Lara, Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2005.

Pedraja, Luis, Jesus Is My Uncle: Christology from a Hispanic Perspective. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1999.

Pedraja, Luis, Mas Voces: Reflexiones Teologicas de la Iglesia Hispana. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2001.

Pedraja, Luis, Teologia: An Introduction to Hispanic Theology. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003.

Perez, Zaida Maldonado and Gonzalez, Justo, An Introduction to Christian Theology. Nashville, TN: 2002.

Perez, Zaida Maldonado and Gonzalez, Justo, The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2006.

Rivera-Rivera, Mayra; Keller, Catherine; and Nausner, Michael, Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2004.

Rivera-Rivera, Mayra, The Touch of Transcendence: A Post-Colonial Theology of God. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2007.

Rodriguez Sanchez, Jesus, La Fe Cristiana en Busqueda de Nuevos Entendimientos/ The Christian Faith in Search of New Understanding. Mexico City, Mexico: Internacional Thomson Editores, 2006.

Rodriguez Sanchez, Jesus, Pastoral Encounters with Death. Tamarind Hill Press, 2006.

Rodriguez, Sanchez, Jesus, Images of Pastoral Care and Their Influence in Quality Care: A Transdisciplinary Analysis. Publicaciones Puertoriquenas, 2006.

Rosario Rodriguez, Ruben, Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2008.

Sanchez, David A., From Patmos to the Barrio: Subverting Imperial Myths. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008.

Sanchez, Leopoldo, Pneumatologia: El Espiritu Santo y la Espiritualidad de la Iglesia. St. Louis, MO: Editorial Concordia, 2005.

Valentin, Benjamin and Pinn, Anthony, The Ties That Bind: African American and Hispanic/Latino/a Theologies in Dialogue. New York, NY: Continuum Internatonal, 2001.

Valentin, Benjamin, Mapping Public Theology: Beyond Culture, Identity, and Difference. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002.

Valentin, Benjamin, New Horizons in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press, 2003.
This appendix includes some of the groups and organizations working on issues of racism.

Alliance for Justice
, 2000 P St. NW, Suite 712, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-6070; Alliance for Justice monitors and investigates judicial nominations and organizes around equal access to the courts. "Co/Motion," an outreach program of Alliance, offers hands-on training, on-going support, and assistance to youth groups for action for justice within communities.  The Co/Motion Guide is a 238-page resource manual for youth organizing and change.

American Conference on American Diversity, 109 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; (732) 745-9330 ext 24;
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 99 Hudson St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10013; (212)966-5932;  This nonprofit organization conducts litigation that has relevance for Asian Americans.  It also works in areas of immigration, employment, racial violence, and voting rights. Its newsletter, Outlook, is published twice a year.

The Center for the Study of White American Culture,
245 West 4th Ave., Roselle, NJ 07203; (908) 241-5439; This multiracial organization supports cultural explorations and self-discovery among white Americans. It encourages dialogue among all racial and cultural groups concerning the role of white American culture in the larger American society and believes the task of building authentic relationships across racial and cultural lines is crucial to the future well-being of America.

Crossroads, 1425 S. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624; (773) 638-0166; e-mail: This faith-base ministry for racial justice offers training of teams for long-term dismantling of institutionalized racism and the building of anti-racist multicultural diversity within institutions.

The Gandhi-Hamer-King Center for the Study of Religion and Democratic Renewal, The Iliff School of Theology, 2201 South University Blvd., Denver. CO 80210; (303) 744-1287. Begun in the spring of 1997, the center is an experiment in creative education for humane, spirit-grounded social change and to provide a ministry of encouragement to those persons who want to find a faith-grounded way of working for the expansion of democracy in the 21st century.

Hope in the Cities, 1103 Sunset Ave., Richmond, VA 23221; (804) 358-1764; e-mail:; Hope in the Cities is an interacial, multifaith network that promotes conversations on race through dialogues, community forums, and regional and national conferences. The periodic Community Resource Manual, with localized information, presents articles, case studies, and tools for communities to begin converations on race, reconciliation, and responsibility.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, 140 West 22nd St. #302, New York, NY 10011: (212) 647-8966; e-mail:; JFREJ is a membership organization that makes connections between anti-Semitism and racism. It works in coalition with communities of color and labor organizations to fight for social programs, labor practices, accountable policing, and immigrants' rights through educational workshops, forums, and speakers bureau

Interfaith Action for Racial Justice, Inc., 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 899-8333; e-mail:; IARJ promotesunderstanding and tolerance among people of diverse backgrounds and traditions and strives to end racism and ethnic prejudice by fostering dialogue, creating community, and engaging in action for justice.

Mennonite Central Committee U.S.: Racism Awareness Program, 21 South 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500; (717) 859-3889; e-mail: This program seeks to initiate discussion of racism and begin healing steps towards reconciliation through study guides and worship resources.

National Association for the Advancment of Colored People, 4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215; (410) 358-8900; NAACP provides study resources and supports legal actions to ensure the enforcement of rights guaranteed by the Constitution. It publishes the monthly Crisis and other reports on subjects related to its mission.

National Black United Fund, Inc., 40 Clinton St., 5th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 643-5122, e-mail:; NBUF develops affiliate organizations and programs by organizing local leaders and commited individuals into a structure that works for community self-sufficiency.

National Coalition Building Institute,
1120 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 450 Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-9400; e-mail:; NCBI is an international, non-profit leadership development organization that assists a broad range of organizations in creating more inclusive environments by offering workshops and building diverse coalitions to eliminate racism and other discrimination, Healing Into Action: A Leadership Guide for Creating Diverse Communities is a practical, skill-oriented handbook published by NCBI for community leaders.

National Council of Churches Racial Justice Program, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 880, New York, NY 10115; (212) 870-2387. Connecting movemnet groups with the church, this coalition is committed to advocacy and organizing for racial justice, anti-racism trainings, resource coordination and development, research for social transformation.

National Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-1670; NCLR is a national Latino/a civil rights organization that offers technical assistance and advocacy through its affiliate groups across the United States.

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, 1444 N. Johnson., New Orleans, LA 70116; (504) 944-2354, e-mail: Founded in 1980, the People's Institute has conducted intensive training workshops and provided consultation and technical assistance to hundreds of community-based groups and church organization that focus on concerns of housing, jobs, and welfare rights.

Poverty and Race Research Action Council, 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 387-9887; PRRAC carries out extensive networking between researchers and activists who deal with race and poverty issues. This group also funds social science research on the intersection of race and poverty that directly supports an advocacy agenda. PRRAC publishes Poverty and Race, a bimonthly newsletter journal.

Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice, P.O. Box 10518, Atlanta, GA 30310; (404 744-2855. This multiracial, multi-issue network of people throughout the South works in communities to fight racism, war, economic injustice, and environmental destruction. SOC provides grassroots groups with resource people who will share experiences of multiracial organizing at the local level.

Southwest Organizing Project, 211 Tenth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; (505) 247-8832; e-mail:; This multiracial, grassroots organization empowers the disenfranchised of the Southwest to realize racial and gender equality, as well as social and economic justice. It has played a key role in fighting environmental racism.

Women's Theological Center, P.O. Box 1200, Boston, MA 02117-1200;(617) 536-8782; e-mail: This group's mission is "to nourish women's spiritual leadership and communities for liberation movements." WTC offers anti-racism trainings, consultations, and several publications that deal with spiritual, theological, and ethical issues related to gender, race, and class.