Racial and Social Justice

    As a church that believes God calls us into the world together, the ELCA is committed to addressing life in society in a variety of ways. Our diverse witness as a church in society flows from our identity as a community that lives from and for the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Scripture teaches, faith is active…

    Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

    Social statement expresses the ELCA’s calling to celebrate culture and ethnicity. This calling commits the ELCA to confront racism, to engage in public leadership, witness and deliberation on these matters, and to advocate for justice and fairness for all people. The statement is grounded in the conviction that the church has been gathered together in the joyful freedom of the reign of God as announced by and embodied in Jesus.

    How can we learn the art of gathering so people feel they belong? How could our buildings be used now? How can we welcome new people and new ways of being church?

    How can we respond to everyday needs? How can we learn together, train leaders, and care for each other as we experiment with new vision?