Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 315–328 | Cite as

Exploring the Pastoral Dynamics of Mixed-Race Persons

  • Peter Yuichi ClarkEmail author


The number of persons in the United States who identify with more than one racial group is a steadily growing segment of the larger population. Yet pastoral care literature has not focused much attention to date on the spiritual care of multiracial people in America. This article intends to begin that conversation by examining their intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics, suggesting four directions of caring, and then exploring five implications for offering compassionate and relevant ministry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Baptist Seminary of the WestCalifornia

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