This page is dedicated specifically to issues of justice related to RACE.
Here are some statements regarding Racial Justice - in written format and video format - that speak to our synod's actions to strive justice and peace in all the earth.
5/21/2020 - Becoming the Body of Christ Where All Bodies are Valued:
A conversation around the ELCA's resolution to condemn White Supremacy
Our host was Southeastern Synod Bishop, Bishop Kevin Strickland.
Our panelists included: ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Pastor Albert Starr (ELCA Director for Ethnic Specific, Multicultural Ministries and Racial Justice Team of the ELCA), Ms. Judith Roberts (Director for Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA), Pastor Ron Bonner (Pastor for Community Engagement at Redeemer LC, Atlanta, GA), Ms. Roxann Thompson (President of African Descent Lutheran Association for the Southeastern Synod, and Southeastern Synod Council member), Pastor Tiffany Chaney (Associate Director for African Descent Ministries in the ELCA, Systems Director - Business Development at Baptist Health), Pastor Matt Steinhauer (Southeastern Synod, Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy)
HELPFUL RESOURCES for these conversations:
May 12, 2020
Here is an excerpt from Bishop Strickland's letter:
We grieve with the family of Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, as they remember his life and his birthdate. But we cannot stop with our prayers, our grief, or even our acknowledgment of our privilege. We must advocate and be a voice for those whose voices have been taken from them.