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From Every Nation (FEN)

Embracing God's Vision

FEN CoverThe Revised Comprehensive Plan for Racial Justice, Reconciliation, and Cross-Cultural Engagement at Calvin College

"There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." Revelation 7:9

Calvin College embraces the biblical vision of the kingdom of God and seeks to play a prophetic role in bearing witness to that kingdom. In 2004, the faculty of the college formally adopted From Every Nation: A Revised Comprehensive Plan for Racial Justice, Reconciliation and Cross-cultural Engagement at Calvin College (FEN).

This document articulates a vision as well as goals and strategies for "transforming Calvin into a college that is always vigilant in recognizing racism, always conscientious in promoting reconciliation, and always active in the work of restoring a healthy multicultural community" (FEN, 8).

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5-year Review

The Multicultural Affairs Committee recently examined the effectiveness of, and suggested improvements to, Calvin College's From Every Nation document. This report has been combined with the biennial State of the Campus Report. Learn more about the State of the Campus Report.