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…”
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
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