Critical Minds and Discerning Hearts: A Spirituality of Multicultural Teaching

by Kathleen Talvacchia. Chalice Press, 2003.

Written by a professor of ministry and pastoral theology, this resource argues that providing a hospitable environment is key to creating an effective multicultural learning space for students.


creating a hospitable environment, complexities of social location, cultural norms and perceptions, historical prejudices within the classroom, anecdotes

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a safe space for students of all cultures by promoting deep listening, focus and awareness, and a willingness to learn, change, and grow.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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