WORKING TOWARD  RACIAL JUSTICE

All Saints Church, as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, does hereby resolve and proclaim that: 

  1. White supremacy is racism and we condemn it; 

  2. Violent rhetoric against persons of color in the name of so-called "Christian Nationalism" is not a true Christian faith. It is idolatry and we condemn it; 

  3. The love of God is for all people, without exception, and we proclaim it; 

  4. The justice and mercy of God are for all people, without exception, and we proclaim this; 

  5. Our religious and political leaders have a moral responsibility to condemn racist rhetoric and to speak with respect for the innate dignity of all persons, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, or faith tradition and we call our leaders to honor this responsibility; and

  6. Language that refers to people of color or immigrants with words like "invasion" or "infestation" or "white replacement" is racism and we condemn it; 

  7. We are called by Jesus to "love our neighbors as ourselves." As persons called to love one another as God has loved us, we therefore proclaim our commitment to speak with one voice against racism and white supremacy. We stand with those who are targets of racist ideologies and actions. With them, we demand and will advocate for a more just, loving, and peaceful world where the gifts of all people are appreciated, and the lives of all people are treasured; and
     
  8. We call all congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to engage in communal study of the structures and rhetoric that empower and fuel racism and white supremacy and to take to heart the teaching of Scriptures, so we may all be better equipped to speak boldly about the equal dignity of all persons in the eyes of God.

 
ELCA Condemnation of White Supremacy and Racist Rhetoric  Social Policy Resolution




  • Education and solutions

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    We invite you to explore the resources found on the linked page and join us for future conversations and small groups. Contact Kim or Kathy Hovey if you have questions, comments or would like to join the Racial Justice Group. Email the church for contact information.