Conversations about the intersection between race and The Lutheran Church.
Many have asked how they can make positive change in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), especially as it pertains to pursuing racial justice and fostering multiethnic church and school cultures. One way we all can take action now: help our congregations participate in the nomination process for the next LCMS President by THE DEADLINE of FEBRUARY 28.
We've invited candidates seeking nomination for LCMS offices to participate in conversations with the LRJ community, so hopefully, this will be the first of several town halls. First up...
Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry is running on the commitment of "restoring trust and collaboration within the LCMS." Previously, Dr. Ferry served as the president of Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor.
From the legacy of slavery to mass incarceration, this lively discussion will address where the Oscar-nominated movie succeeds, where it falls short, and what any of this has to do with the church.
Recent news about discrimination and hate crimes against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders has brought attention to the legacy of prejudice and misconceptions about AAPI communities. Panelists from a diversity of vocations, experiences, and Asian American backgrounds will lend their voices to this important conversation and its impact on our ministry as Christ’s church. By listening and learning, we hope to strengthen our understanding of the diversity of culture and life experience that exists within the congregations, schools, and communities of the LCMS.
Why is LRJ talking about anti-Muslim discrimination? Isn't Islam a religion?
Ken Chitwood (Religious Scholar + LCMS Pastor) explains the connection between religion and race as he talks to author Jordan Denari Duffner about her new book: ISLAMOPHOBIA: WHAT CHRISTIANS SHOULD KNOW (AND DO) ABOUT ANTI-MUSLIM DISCRIMINATION.
A panel discussion about the future of Lutheran Education, featuring students & alumni from Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Milwaukee Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Following the reading of Fauja Singh Keeps Going, Ken Chitwood spoke with author Simran Jeet Singh about the inspiration for the book as well as his hope for how parents and educators in the LRJ community can further conversation within their spheres of influence to spur us to action. This guide is intended to be used by parents and / or educators and administrators to spark conversation about the ways in which we talk to our children about diversity and inclusion as well as the way in which we model showing love to all of humanity and where we can improve.