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May 1, 2015

Baltimore Lutherans Share What You Can Do

The Baltimore City Conference of the ELCA has shared a list of actions to answer the question many are asking, “What Can I Do?”.  This list of suggestions for ministry partners may give you some guidance on how to respond to the recent events there.

Note: Lutheran Human Relations Association which is listed as an anti-racism resource is no longer operating. Consider the following resources:

Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church is a resource that is developed specifically for White congregational members and others to help them understand the role that White privilege and internalized White superiority has had in shaping their own attitudes, belief systems, cultures and those of the church and society at large. This resource has been designed by White people for White people to equip them with tools that will aid them in addressing and breaking the cycle of socialization that perpetuates racism and sustains an exclusive church. The resource will help White congregational members or groups to embark on a journey of learning from one another as well as from people of color who may enter the river of conversations with them as time goes on. The resource is broken down into 18 sessions starting with the Advent season and ending with Pentecost.

Women of the ELCA has a program called “Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality” on racial justice – ask your  synod WELCA group about it. They also have an online Bible Study.

See also these resources from the Presbyterian Church.

 

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