Race, Ethnicity and Culture

We live in a world with vibrant and beautiful, diverse cultures. This diversity is a blessing from God, but these gifts are often received fearfully or reluctantly.

The ELCA recognizes itself to be in mission and ministry in a multicultural society and world and is committed to welcoming and affirming cultural diversity. We are committed to confronting racism and calling for justice for all people despite ethnicity, culture, economic situation, primary language or gender. Living out such commitments in daily life in cludes recognition, discernment and action to confront the problems, which are buried deep in each individual and in society and its structures. Much has been done, yet more work and progress is needed that can only be accomplished by working together and with partners who share a common vision.