As we continue to take steps individually and as a congregation towards understanding, confronting, and dismantling racial bias and systemic racism around us, among us, and within us, here is one thing to watch, one place to give and one action to take:
1. watch. "A Time For Burning"
Watch this 1966 documentary film that follows the story of Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Click here to find this film on YouTube.
2. give. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church // Minneapolis, MN
Donate to support the ongoing ministry of this ELCA congregation in South Minneapolis who is serving the immediate needs of its community that was surrounded by the uprising after George Floyd’s murder. Click here for their donation site through "GiveMN."
3. do. Support a local Black-owned business
Minneapolis and St. Paul are blessed to have many Minority- and Black-owned businesses to choose from. Click here for one listing of such buisnesses, this one provided by KARE-11 news.