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Bishop Eaton issues statement addressing racial justice - April 19, 2021

Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a statement on racial justice. “The last 16 days have been a microcosm of the original sins of racism and white supremacy in the United States,” the statement read, in part. “This has included the trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd; the […]

Minneapolis congregations serve neighbors, work toward racial justice - June 18, 2020

Two Minneapolis congregations, Calvary Lutheran and Holy Trinity Lutheran, were in the epicenter of protests and social unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd by police on May 25. The two congregations—only about 3 miles apart—met the situation by showing up for their community, serving their neighbors and calling for justice. “We are one […]

ELCA delegation attends gathering on racial justice - December 21, 2016

An ELCA delegation, led by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, participated in the Conference of National Black Churches annual gathering in Charleston, S.C., Dec. 13-15. The conference represents eight historic African-American denominations in the U.S. and the African Diaspora. The ELCA is a co-sponsor of the conference’s cross-racial dialogue, now in its second year. […]

Bishop Eaton addresses racial justice - December 8, 2014


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offers a message about how the church can respond to issues surrounding racial justice. Learn more about what the ELCA has to say about criminal justice and race, ethnicity and culture at:http://bit.ly/ELCAStatements.

Activated to do justice and share joy - December 16, 2021

Lee M. Miller II knows well what it’s like to begin a long-lasting journey. A three-time marathoner, Miller has called himself “a slow runner, and I finish in the back of the pack.” But, he said, “it’s not the finish, as writer John Bingham says, it’s ‘having the courage to start.’” When he was installed […]

ELCA, partners make “good trouble” for environmental justice - May 4, 2021

The ELCA churchwide organization, as part of an interfaith coalition, called this April for lawmakers addressing climate change to include in their efforts faith communities and frontline communities facing climate-induced challenges. “Climate change impacts all,” said Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA program director for environmental and corporate social responsibility. “Knowing that climate change impacts marginalized and vulnerable people […]

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