"Rooted in the Word and grounded in prayer, we share our membership in the Beloved Community with all people, affirming that God’s love, justice, and mercy belong to everyone without exception. Aware of our failure to recognize the structures and systems contributing to racial injustice and inequality and acknowledging our role in maintaining these injustices, we confess and repent of the harm we have done. We commit to listen to the voices of the oppressed and marginalized, to educate ourselves more fully, to engage in work to end racism, to promote social justice, and to support others who seek to make a difference in the struggle for equality and justice. This is our lifetime commitment."
As White Christians, we have a desire and a responsibility to work for the healing and wholeness of all God’s creation, which includes recognizing the gift of diversity and seeking racial justice and equality. The question is this: what can we do to help this work along?
Links from Pastor Seth's video below:
Reading list and other resources for anti-racism work: https://www.agnusdeilutheran.org/uploads/4/7/2/4/47240173/anti_racism_resources.pdf
ELCA Advocacy page: https://www.elca.org/advocacy