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).

Black Lives Matter at Augustan

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.

Book Club – Dear Church by Lenny Duncan

On the last Wednesday evening of each from (April-July), we will be discussing the book Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan. Together we’ll read, learn, and discuss 3 chapters each month. One way we can be an anti-racist congregation is by listening to Black folks and paying them for their work. Buying Dear Church is a great way to support the Rev. Lenny Duncan and buying from a local bookstore (like Solid State) is even better! Let me, Audrey McIntosh, (ajecrm@gmail.com) know if you’re interested, and if you need a copy of the book, let Valerie McCray (office@augustanadc.org) know.

Meeting details: We’ll meet virtually on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm (April-July). Our first book club will be on April 28, please read the introduction and chapters 1 and 2 (pages 1-36) before then.

Please let Audrey McIntosh know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Join Online

Phone Information / Meeting ID

Committee Resources

Selected Resources for Learning and Taking Action

“Race in America,” Parts 1 and 2, by Phil Vischer

Resources from the ELCA

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.