In the video link below, Community of Christ Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey speaks about the importance of diversity in Community of Christ leadership.
“We…believe that the diversity that is evident in creation is a reflection of God’s nature. Having diversity in the church and having diversity in the leadership of the church helps us draw closer to understanding God’s nature and will. So there’s blessing in there; there’s struggle to understand issues from various perspectives. But I understand that as a white male, I am privileged in society, in the church, in ways that I don’t even fully comprehend. It’s only when there are people from other experiences who are given the opportunity and empowered to speak, and share their perspective and their truth from their life experience, do I get a much better understanding of the nature of God – what the focus of ministry should be…The richness of cultures and languages …help us to see issues from various perspectives… In nature itself…diversity is considered to be a healthy ecosystem because it can survive and thrive in changing circumstances…” — Stephen M. Veazey, Prophet-Presdient of Community of Christ