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.

Kwame Pitts, pastor of Crossroads Lutheran Church in Amherst, N.Y., believes a transfiguration moment occurred when George Floyd was killed last summer.

Here, she shares a reflection on what she believes the church is called to do in the wake of a time “when something broke open,” and how the future of the church is transformation.

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