Editor’s note: As we reflect on one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, with movements that brought discussions of race and racism to the forefront, we offer a series focusing on the personal stories of the ways in which Lutherans are striving for racial justice in the world today.

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the unrest that followed in Minneapolis this summer, a team of rapid response organizers practiced a ministry of presence with people on the ground.

Native theologian Kelly Sherman-Conroy—a minister of social justice and advocacy for children, youth and family—shares a reflection on her experience serving as convener of the Twin Cities Movement Chaplains.

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