EALA Members and Friends,
The following is part of a HuffPost Blog done by Jaime Grant, Director, Global Transgender Research and Advocacy Project. Included in the blog is a reference to an article by Peggy Macintosh “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” which dealt with white privilege. The complete blog can be seen...
The 2015 EALA Board and Assembly took dramatic action in changing the name of the organization to reflect clearly its nature and mission. The new name is The European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice. The association is a partnership network that draws together Lutherans to focus their intentions and...
LIRS Alert to Call Governors
From ELCA Advocacy on Support for Syrian Refugees
Please find below a statement by our Presiding Bishop on Refugees and opposing efforts by governors against the refugee resettlement program. Also below, statements by ELCA Bishops in multiple states in support of refugees.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth...
Our commitment to racial justice and witness to an anti-racist, cross-cultural church is coming out of the box. Our name change shows that. On Facebook, we gained 20 new likes with the announcement of the new name and saw an increase of activity – at one point reaching over 600...
“Those of us who are considered white in our society have much work to do to counter-act our society that was created to benefit white people, and marginalize others. In a country where the top 100 wealthiest people have more resources than the bottom 150 million, and where the majority...
The European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice is one of six ethnic associations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It may seem strange for White persons to think of themselves as ethnic. The RDLARJ came into being at the invitation of the other ethnic associations so that all peoples could be represented equally at the Table of Color. If you're White European in heritage, we invite you to partner with us to overcome racism.
Collective Presence with Ethnic Groups
Connecting with African Descent, American Indian & Alaskan Native, Arab & Middle Eastern, Asian & Pacific Islander, and Latino associations.
Public Witness Circle
Networking witnesses that nurture an anti-racist society and push for racial justice in the church and throughout society.
Organizing partnership with those who want to be accountable for their privilege and power.
Developing the digital tools that inform, educate and inspire our work and witness.