Despite 30 years of talk and effort to achieve a membership goal of 10% people of color or whose primary language was not English, the ELCA has not really budged the needle when it comes to diversity. Both nationally and with most of our congregations, our membership doesn’t reflect the wider culture. What gives?

Download a study guide for the article “From vision to reality: How has the ELCA made progress on diversity since its 2016 commitments?” The pdf includes six pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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