Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
Welcome to the European American Lutheran Association website. We are Lutherans of European descent committed to living out our Gospel calling to end the hold racism and white power and privilege have on the ELCA. Please browse our pages for resources (for individuals and groups),...
Three publications have recently had some articles related to the justice work of the EALA. The first is from the June edition of The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations”, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The cover of the magazine has these words: “250 years of slavery. 90 years of Jim Crow. ...
The late March White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI (2,400 attended; 2015 in Louisville, KY March 11-15) had several Keynotes (Available at whiteprivilegeconference.com). The first was “Birth of a White Nation” by Jacqueline Battalora, a lawyer and professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. In her...
In May, as part of a divinity school class, "Traversing Our Nation's Wound: Immigration & US/Mexico Border", I traveled to Arizona and Mexico, immersed in border and immigration issues. I have to preface these reflections by my own personal identity as a child of God who continually works to embrace...
Members of the EALA Board of Directors are each assigned as a liaison to one of the other five ethnic associations of the ELCA. Here is a report by Mark Cerniglia about one of our sister association's April biennial gathering in California.
REPORT ON THE 12th ASSEMBLY OF AAPI-ELCA
The 12th Biennial...
The European American Lutheran Association 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 EALA 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 join us.
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.