At ECLC’s Annual Meeting on February 5, 2017, the congregation made a commitment toward racial justice and approved the following statement:
ECLC Racial Justice Statement
Racial injustice continues to thrive in our country and communities. Our Christian response is to walk in solidarity with people of color, because standing silent sanctions continued violence. We recognize that those who are white are intertwined in a network of unearned privilege. We, as a congregation, are compelled to advocate for racial justice. We invite other congregations to join together in expressing their commitments to live out our shared faith—active in love—in the struggle for equity and justice.
Past ECLC Events/Actions and Related Resources
Do Justice Conversations (3rd Sunday of the month, 9:45 a.m. at ECLC)
Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick by Nate Boyer
Racial Justice Call to Action
Redlining: The racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today (06:19 min. video)
Video of Sunday Forum with Rev. Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds (59:03 min.)
Letter to St. Olaf College Administration in support of The Collective for Change on the Hill
Racial Justice Statement adopted by congregation (written February 2016)
Letter to Edina City Council regarding Edina Police and black pedestrian Larnie Thomas (pdf)
Forum on White Fragility, video with Dr. Robin DiAngelo (22:06 min.)
Resolution on Racial Justice adopted by Minneapolis Area Synod
OTher Website Links to Explore
Ijeoma Oluo: 'I am drowning in whiteness'