Study guides, books, articles and other resources to learn more about the ELCA's commitment to race, ethnicity and culture
See also Social Teaching and Action
Using the ELCA’s Social Statement Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, A Guide for Leading Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture In Your Congregation (2008)
This guide provides:
• General instructions to assist those who will plan and lead discussions on race using the ELCA’s social statement, Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity and Culture.
• Detailed directions for leading a series of discussions for adults, youth, or adults with youth. Suggestions to help in adapting the model to special settings and circumstances.
• Listings of resources for assisting and furthering study and action.
• Handout sheets that may be photocopied for distribution to participants.
Talking Together as Christians Cross Culturally (2004)
This guide to moral deliberation will help congregations and synods engage in discussing difficult social issues despite diverse cultural understandings of these issues. This resource focuses on African Americans and Blacks, American Indian, European Americans, Arab Americans and Middle Easterners, Caribbean Islanders of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Chinese Americans and Latinos.
Cross Cultural Moral Deliberation: A Field Guide (2009)
This guide is the revised and expanded version of the 2004 guide. This resource includes ethnic groups present in Lutheran Churches in the United States: African Americans and Blacks, Caribbean Islanders of the U.S. Virgin Islands, East Africans, Liberians, Oromas, Sudanese, West Africans, American Indians, Arabs and Middle Easterners, Cambodians, Chinese, The Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Koreans, Laotians, South Asians, Thai, European Americans and Latinos.
Multicultural Ministries Resources
Anti-Racism Resources from Multicultural Ministries
Global Mission Resources