What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8).
This group meets each Wednesday online at 8pm. All are invited to join the conversation and/or access our resources for learning and taking action (see below). Our goals include learning how to be anti-racist and about white privilege, racial justice, etc.; changing public and private policies/programs/systems to promote racial justice; and increasing diversity of Augustana Lutheran Church and our respective communities.
Please let Audrey McIntosh know if you have any questions.
Learn more about past events in the tabs above.
Meeting ID: 95583468672
- Google Drive folder – includes meeting agendas, resources, and action opportunities
- Anti-Racism Weekly Reflections [PDF]
- Social Ministry PowerPoint from 2021 Annual Congregational Meeting [PDF]
Selected Resources for Learning and Taking Action
“Race in America,” Parts 1 and 2, by Phil Vischer
- Christians against Christian Nationalism statement and webinar
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Peggy McIntonsh)
- NMAAHC webpage – Being Antiracist
- Whiteness (NMAAHC website)
- Social Identities and Systems of Oppression (NMAAHC website)
- NMAAHC’s webpage on community building
- Why The Church Isn’t Connecting With #BlackLivesMatter
- How Black Lives Matter is Changing the Church
- 6-video PBS series on Implicit Bias (PBS website, or through youtube below):
- Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism (2:26)
- Implicit Bias: Check our Bias to Wreck our Bias (3:00)
- Implicit Bias: The Life-Changing Magic of Hanging Out (2:09)
- Implicit Bias: Why We’re Awkward (AKA the ’Sup?! video) (2:41)
- Implicit Bias: Snacks and Punishment (2:05)
- Implicit Bias: High Heels, Violins and a Warning (1:22)
Resources from the ELCA
- ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge
- ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy
- “Unpacking white privilege: The important work of making the church less harmful” (ELCA: January 17, 2020)
- Condemnation of White Supremacy and Racist Rhetoric (Social Policy Resolution CA19.04.18)
- Racial Justice (ELCA Resources)
- Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources – a curated list of resources to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work.
2020 Virtual March on Washington (August 28, 2020)
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday (September 19, 2020)
- We want to share our commitment to anti-racism and our intention to act with Augustana’s neighbors. We currently have small Black Lives Matter yard signs in front of the church and are considering a large banner as well.