Received: March 22, 2019
As fellow students at a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) seminary, we stand in solidarity with the Coalition of International Studies and Allies at Columbia Theological Seminary. Experiences abroad and relationships formed with international students in our community have enriched our theological education. Therefore, we share in the heartbreak felt at institutional cuts that will compromise the support and inclusion of international students at Columbia Theological Seminary.
We call for fair representation of immigrant students in decisions that impact their theological education and welfare. As students in an institution with its own legacy of systematic racism and colonialism, we give thanks for the witness and bravery of the students who began this conversation. We commit to share in this faithful work of decolonization on our campus and throughout the larger church.
A Student Government Association in Richmond, VA