As we seek together to love and faithfully accompany and celebrate the broad experience of our neighbors, we recognize that many in our communities are of diverse abilities, ethnicities, cultures, countries of origin, genders, sexual orientations, or economic statuses. Called by faith and inspired by the Biblical example of Jesus, we commit to learn and grow together, celebrating and affirming our differences, and finding ways to seek safety and justice for all God’s people. We trust healing and reconciliation are possible and that God’s will is served and the church is strengthened by the wisdom and experience of many.
Ways you can get involved; 1) join our Authentic Diversity Committee that plans education events and community building opportunities across the synod, 2) partner with LAMPa (Lutheran Advocacy Ministries in Pennsylvania) for advocacy training and engagement opportunities, 3) use and share the resources below in your congregation or faith community, 4) donate to the Healing Justice Fund,
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Trainings in areas of “Racial Justice and Healing”, “LGBTQIA+ Inclusion/Reconciling in Christ”, “Civic Engagement” and more are offered through Lower Susquehanna Synod’s partnership with Kindling Faith. Workshop calendar and registration is available HERE. Contact Assistant to the Bishop for Justice Ministry, Rev. Carla Christopher, with additional support needs or to schedule a training.