Crises don’t create but reveal and deepen cracks in systems. In this letter, the ELCA CoB acknowledges and calls our church to see systemic racial bias and violence in our world and stand against it.
We are not taking a new stand, we are not singling out individuals, but systems of oppression we often do not see and are, for a white person such as myself, easy to ignore. We are re-affirming what we have committed to as church and NT-NL Synod, ELCA and what every Christian is called to in loving their neighbor.
Please join me in praying for our siblings of color and particularly those of African descent in our church and synod whose stories we must hear and engage. I look forward to joining St. Johns, Oak Cliff, Dallas and Pr. Doris Harris for online worship this Sunday. #NTNL #InMissionTogether