June 12th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

One religious institution that isn't so post-racial

Jonathan Walton is a rarity -- an African-American teaching at a U.S. seminary.

Even as the communities that churches serve become more diverse, there’s some religious quarters where people of color remain dramatically underrepresented: the nation’s seminaries.

About one-third of all accredited theological schools lack a single minority faculty member, according to leaders with the Fund for Theological Education, a nonprofit group that offers mentoring and financial support for minority doctoral students at seminaries.


- CNN Writer

Filed under: Christianity • Education

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