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),...
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 Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer
Advent focuses on hope and expectations. But whose hope and what expectations? When Mary sings, the Mighty One “has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty”,...
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 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.