Racial Equity Ministry Team

The Racial Equity Ministry Team is commissioned:

  • To build awareness of racial disparities through educational events in our synod
  • To build capacity to connect congregations and individuals in racial equity work
  • To empower congregations and individuals to join actions that promote racial equity in the policies of our synod
  • To equip congregations and individuals to take action to promote racial equity in programs throughout our synod and our communities.

Recent News & Events

“Bridging Borders: Geography, Culture, Race”

Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm New Life Church …

Screening of Documentary “53206-Milwaukee”

St. Stephen’s (Monona) Invites You on Friday, August 3 at  6:30 - 8:45 PM to screening of documentary.

“Justice Through the Lens of the Cross”

July 29 - Racial Equity Event - New Life (Madison)

Documents & Resources

Video Links

April 2018
Journey of Immigration & Citizenship: A Personal Story

A personal story of immigration and the path to citizenship by a member of our SCSW-ELCA family. Rev. Erich Hartenberger (St. John’s, North Freedom) and his wife Deazy will share their personal story of Deazy’s immigration and the often-complicated path to citizenship.

https://youtu.be/-FUHDJgKTXs or click below:

March 2018
The River of Struggle: Black Life in the Americas

Part 3 of 3-part series by Rev. Stephen Marsh presenting on the history of African kingdoms prior to the slave trade, the Middle Passage and the slave trade, history of slavery in the United States and its aftermath.

https://youtu.be/NCc1bblUoB0 or click below:

February 2018
The River of Struggle: Black Life in the Americas

Part 2 of 3-part series by Rev. Stephen Marsh presenting on the history of African kingdoms prior to the slave trade, the Middle Passage and the slave trade, history of slavery in the United States and its aftermath.
https://youtu.be/yHDPGY9Lr84 or click below:

December 2017
Presentation by Mary Campbell, J.D. on AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities), the ELCA program that accompanies and offers support to minors and families who are immigrating to the United States for many reasons.
https://youtu.be/xlssNIhl5Z4 or click below:

November 2017
Presentation by Donna Butler and George Swamp featuring books written by relatives of each with a focus on the history and cultural underpinnings of the Oneida nation.
https://youtu.be/uK0FooVaFqc or click play below:

Video: “Honor the Reformation’s African roots”
The revelation that Ethiopian Christianity possibly had links to Protestant Reformation is a game-changer for what is generally thought to be an exclusively European…