Racial Equity: To continue to address issues of racial equity in our community, some members of Covenant and the Social Action team met Wednesday, June 3 to reflect on how we might respond to the recent protests across our nation about the injustices seen by our African American brothers and sisters. We stand with all those who fight against injustice and against systems which oppress, as in this statement from South Central Synod of WI Bishop Peter Rogness:
"...As God’s people, we are called to stand with all who are marginalized, and called to confess that we have not always done so. And, finally, we are called to work for the changes in individual, cultural, and institutional patterns of behavior that perpetuate racism and privilege that plague us."
What are ways you might respond to or learn more about racism?
Read the perspective of African American leaders in our nation in recent online articles, such as President Obama and Bryan Stevenson (author of “Just Mercy”).
Listen to Emmanuel Acho as he offers insight into why people protest and riot:
Examine the resources at “Talking About Race” from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture found at this link: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/
ELCA Bishops respond to Recent Murders of Black Americans see here for a link to the discussion.
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