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Ten Steps to Become a Stronger Racial Justice Ally

2019-12-10T17:10:32-05:00

An intimidating and ambitious pursuit, yes? It is hard to know where to start when the problem is something so deeply embedded in our society and history. But don’t let the importance of the work scare you off from attempting it.

Ten Steps to Become a Stronger Racial Justice Ally2019-12-10T17:10:32-05:00

More Sources of Hope and Change

2019-12-02T19:30:11-05:00

In the past year, I have read more African American writers, theologians, and thinkers than I did in over 25 years of post-high school education. I find this education in history, social sciences, and Christian practice like a beacon of light and hope in a rather dark time of racial and political division in our country.

More Sources of Hope and Change2019-12-02T19:30:11-05:00

White Fragility in the Congregation: Sources of Hope and Change

2019-12-02T19:28:46-05:00

Twenty-five years ago, the ELCA passed a social statement called Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity and Culture. Today, we remain the racially whitest denomination in the United States. According to a Pew Research finding in 2015, the ELCA is 96% white.

White Fragility in the Congregation: Sources of Hope and Change2019-12-02T19:28:46-05:00

Welcoming People of Color into our Churches, Step One

2019-12-02T19:31:05-05:00

As a diversity educator, and more importantly as a rare Black member of the country's whitest denomination, I get this question a lot: "How can we get more people of color in our congregation? And how can we make sure they stay?"

Welcoming People of Color into our Churches, Step One2019-12-02T19:31:05-05:00