Below is a list of LCMS resources, interviews, and discussions surrounding racial justice to assist you in your ministry and congregations/schools.
- Unity in Christ Affirmations – approved by Michigan District, LCMS Board of Directors – This document began as a request and outcome from the meeting on Racial Healing, which took place in Detroit at the end of June, 2020, among pastors and laity in Detroit and Michigan District officials.
- Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier’s video and transcript “Jesus Breaks Down Barriers.”
- The Black Clergy Caucus has released a statement on the death of George Floyd.
- A “Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots” by Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.
- KFUO interview, “Confronting Social Injustice and Loving Our Neighbors,” with Rev. Roosevelt Gray and Dr. Steven Schave.
- Concordia Theology resources and Zoom discussion “Lutheran Voices on Racism” between Rev. Leopold Sanchez, Rev. Warren Lattimore, and Rev. Micah Glenn.
- June 19, 2020 Reporter Article, “Racism and the church: A time to listen.”
- One Nation Under God, by Rev. B. Keith Haney, downloadable six-session study published by Concordia Publishing House.
- August 2020 Michigan In Touch Articles
- Jesus Broke Down the Barriers – Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier
- Prayer for the Church in Times of Social Unrest – Rev. James Metcalf
- What the Church CAN do – Rev. David Davis
- What color is an Iris – Rev. Dr. Paul Naumann
- Heart Issues are Hard Issues Sermon Series – released 8/2020
- Heart Issues are Hard Issues Bible Study – released 2/2021