Racial Equity

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.

2024 Anti-Racism Training for Rostered Ministers

At the 2022 South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Synod Assembly, the assembly passed the “Resolution in Support of Anti-Racism Training for Leaders in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.” The resolution embodies our commitment to engaging in anti-racism work with the hope and goal of bringing about a more equitable, loving, and just world.

The resolution requires annual anti-racism education provided by the synod and at a similar cost to other professional boundaries training. The resolution further requires the synod to keep a record of rostered ministers’ participation in this training. Click here to view the full text of the resolution.

The Racial Equity Team announced an educational series for rostered ministers held in April and May 2024:

Imago Dei and Racial Identity Development
Presented by Rhonda Hill, founder of Race & Faith

Our work with Rhonda Hill began at the 2023 Fall Summit, with her presentation, “Actor, Ally, Accomplice.” For those who were not able to attend the Fall Summit, or anyone who would like a refresher, Rhonda has provided a webinar version of her presentation. Click here to view the presentation *New: April 30*. If you were not in attendance at the Fall Summit it is strongly recommended that you view the presentation as an introduction to this important work.

For any questions or scholarship inquiries please contact Pastor Jen Christenson, Associate to the Bishop for Candidacy and Community for more information.

Registration for the webinars has closed. If you still wish to attend please contact Rev. Jen Christenson at jenc@scsw-elca.org to see if there is still availability.