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Racial Justice

Proposed Bills in the Action Alert on Policing from August 28, 2020:

19-6273_1 (1)

19-6274_2 (1)

19-6276_1 (1)

19-6277_1 (1)


Governor Evers Press Release. Governor Evers’ Press Release on the shooting in Kenosha, August 23, 2020

Policing & the Use of Force with former Madison Police Chief and Police Officer in Minneapolis, now an Episcopal priest, Father David Couper.

AAPI Coalition Statement on Anti-Asian Racism & Xenophobic Attacks (2) (1). LOPPW signed on to this letter.  “The novel coronavirus has devastated nations across the globe. Its detrimental impact is felt disproportionately by vulnerable communities—front-line workers, older adults, people with certain health issues, economically disadvantaged individuals, and communities of color— including Asian and Asian-American people. We need to come together as a united front in denouncing racism and xenophobia…”

Episcopal, ELCA leaders headline webinar connecting political advocacy with love of neighbor

EMANUEL 9 DAY OF REPENTANCE  – June 17, 2020 (or the Sunday After)

In 2019, as a result of grassroots organizing, the ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted a resolution to establish June 17 as “Emanuel 9 Day of Repentance,” commemorating the martyrdom of Pickney, Graham-Hurd, Jackson, Lance, Middleton-Doctor, Sanders, Simmons, Coleman-Singleton and Thompson. The resolution calls for worship resources and deepening conversations with the African Methodist Episcopal Church on matters of racism and white supremacy. It was adopted alongside another resolution condemning white supremacy and racist rhetoric, and in the context of the ELCA’s public apology articulated in the “Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent.”  Learn more HERE.

Civil Rights Coalition Letter on Federal Policing Priorities  signed by the ELCA

Bishops’ Letter on Combating Racism

Call for Day of Mourning

Freed in Christ- Race, Ethnicity, and Culture  – Single devotional included in Called into the World, our devotional on all of the ELCA Social Statements.

ELCA Resources: Click HERE to explore several great resources on the Racial Justice page of the ELCA’s website.  Additional resources, including webcasts, are on THIS PAGE of the same website.

Voter Suppression still an issue

Women of the ELCA Resources:  Historical Timeline of Race Relations, How to Have a Helpful Conversation About Race in the Church, Listening to the Third Slave

European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice  Facebook

ELCA Social Statement on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture