Anti-Racism

  • Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church

    A Journey for White Christians from Privilege to Partnership

    A conversation and study online Tuesdays at 8 PM or

    Wednesdays at 11 AM


    White privilege is the ability to grow up thinking that race doesn’t matter.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Listen & learn

    Racial Equity Listening Series

    July 2: Lutheran theology & African religion

    July 16: Public health & policies

    July 30: Community organizing & leadership development

    Details & register


    Recordings:

    June 18: First listening session with panel

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Watch online

    Service of Repentance and Commemoration of the Emanuel 9 Martyrs

    Hosted by the ELCA Metro DC  Synod

    Service bulletin (pdf)


    An Emanuel 9 reflection by Rev. Tiffany C. Chaney

    What Will We Say Next Year? 

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Let us not be distracted.

    Reflection from Pastor Jen

    Take some time today and sit at the feet of Jesus. Who is Jesus in these days? He is the ones who have suffered. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Others whose names we know and too many we don't. Our black and brown brothers and sisters. How are we called to respond?

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Watch & listen. Reflect & act.

    Webinar Recording + Follow-up

    Ahmaud Arbery was killed on territory of the ELCA SE Synod. In the wake of arrests in his murder, SE Bishop Kevin Strickland, Presiding Bishop Rev. Elizabeth Eaton and other ELCA leaders discuss the ELCA’s resolution condemning white supremacy (pdf). Where do we go from here? Where do you?

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Watch & listen

    Webinar Recording

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition hosts Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning, who will discuss racial equity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. #RacialEquityandCOVID.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Resolution

    Our Response to Racism

    Good Shepherd adopted this statement in 2015. Five years later, it seems little has changed. Send us, O Lord, and strengthen us to do the hard work that still lies ahead.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Dedication of

    Jesus of the People by Janet McKenzie

    In the mystery and wonder of God, we are each created unique and in the image of God. Jesus of the People is a reminder that envisioning God is like looking in a mirror and seeing all of God's children in our reflection.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

Crisis in Black Education - Black History Theme 2017   

Letter to My Son, adapted from Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Atlantic


Multiethnic Conversations: An eight-week journey toward unity in your church

By Mark DeYmaz, Oneya Fennell Okuwobi


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Racial injustices in the United States penal system


The people behind the integration of Alexandria Public Schools by Jim McElhatton  

Reflections/Faith Talks


Spirituals - Lenten reflection series, 2016

Taking a knee during the national anthem

What Is Juneteenth? by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

PBS


Listen/Podcasts

The Forgotten Racial History of Kentucky's State Song

NPR Code Switch


How Georgetown University Once Relied on the Slave Trade and New Efforts to Reconcile with Its Past

Diane Rehm Show, WAMU/NPR

Watch/Videos

Young, Gifted and Black in the ELCA


Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA? by Pastor Lenny Duncan

Part I

Part II


Sermon by guest preacher Rev. Lamont Wells

Feb. 25, 2018: Educational forum, unity service with Rev. Lamont Wells, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission at the Metropolitan NY Synod and President of the African Descent Lutheran Association


Color Blind or Color Brave?

TED Talk by Mellody Hobson


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

PBS Series - watch full episodes online

About

Guided by the August 2015 resolution, Our Response to Racism and the Murders at the Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, Good Shepherd’s Anti-Racism Team provides activities and outlets for individuals to:

  • Learn about the experiences, tragedies and triumphs of our African American brothers and sisters through history and to today.
  • Explore and prayerfully reflect on racism, white privilege and unconscious bias.
  • Stand with those who face discrimination.
  • Act to stem structural racism.

GSLC Anti-Racism Team annual reports (pdf)

Have questions or want to get involved?

Contact Corinne Berkseth Baker, Anti-Racism Team Chair

  • Dedication of

    Jesus of the People by Janet McKenzie

    In the mystery and wonder of God, we are each created unique and in the image of God. Jesus of the People is a reminder that envisioning God is like looking in a mirror and seeing all of God's children in our reflection.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

  • Resolution

    Our Response to Racism

    Good Shepherd adopted this statement in 2015. Five years later, it seems little has changed. Send us, O Lord, and strengthen us to do the hard work that still lies ahead.

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.


  • Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.

Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another? Malachi 2:10