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Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA? by Lenny Duncan

  Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA? A documentary film by Lenny Duncan, ANKOS films and Tangled Blue. Teaser Trailer Director’s Note So, I’m doing a film. It’s really that simple, asking a simple question. Do Black Churches Matter in...

Let’s Talk About HIV by Savanna Sullivan

Let’s talk about HIV. Maybe you’re thinking “What? HIV? I thought this blog was about racial justice.” or “Isn’t that issue over now?” But consider this: as of July 2015, African Americans made up 13.3% of the US Population.1 Yet...

I’m privileged because I’m white and I Want to do Something With That

Raise your hand if you saw a black person on campus today. My peers and I exchanged apprehensive looks with each other as our professor opened his first lecture, on the first day of the semester, with this command. The...

A Witness for Justice

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and...

Ministry of Presence in Baton Rouge Reflection by Judith Roberts

  The recent shootings, arrests, custody and deaths of African American people by majority white law enforcement has become all too familiar. On any given day, a viral video becomes the breaking news story. Just days after the shooting of...

“Voting for the First Time”- by Rev. Steve Jerbi, contributing blogger

  Voting for the First Time   For a moment, my home state was in the political spotlight. Literally. I walked into Lakefront Brewery (it was a work meeting, honestly!) and Chris Matthews and a crew from MSNBC are broadcasting...