Some members of the ELCA joined civil rights activists, faith leaders and elected officials, including President Barack Obama, in Alabama March 7-8 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. The ELCA social statement “Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture,” adopted by the ELCA 1993 Churchwide Assembly,  expresses the ELCA’s calling to regard seriously culture and ethnicity, confront racism, to engage in public leadership, witness and deliberation, and to advocate for justice and fairness for all people.

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