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Racial Justice

Native Nations – Standing Together for Civil Rights (a documentary)


ELCA Social Statement on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, found here. 

ELCA & Episcopal Leaders Webinar – Connecting Political Advocacy with Love of Neighbor. Watch webinar here. 

ELCA Resources on Racial Justice – 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.

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.

Signed Letter for Federal Policing Priorities: Civil Rights Coalition Letter on Federal Policing Priorities signed by the ELCA.

Bishops’ Letter on Combating Racism – May 29th, 2020. See letter here. 

Voter Suppression Still an Issue: A Fact Sheet on Race and Voting Rights. See the fact sheet here.

Women of the ELCA Resources

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

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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…”