RACE EQUITY NETWORK
Bringing about real change.
Lutheran Services in America leads the Race Equity Network, a forum for leaders committed to promoting racial justice. The Network strives to support, strengthen and empower leaders in their work to address inequity in their own organization and communities. This group aims to bring about real change by advancing conversations about race equity and addressing policies that disproportionately harm people of color.
Our Commitment to Equity and Justice
As mission-driven, faith-based organizations, it is vital that we consider our roles in systemic racism and work to dismantle inequitable systems.
LUTHERAN SERVICES IN AMERICA STATEMENT ON EQUITY AND UNITY
We not only have the collective opportunity to fix as a nation what has been so wrong for so long, but the imperative to do so.
The Race Equity Network provides a forum for learning and peer support where members share resources and experiences as each member journeys to becoming more racially aware leaders and organizations. The group also shares resources with the larger network to draw on its strength for collective action for positive change at the national level.
Shaping policy nationwide.
The Race Equity Network uses members’ experience and expertise to shape more just and equitable national policies. The group informs the Lutheran Services in America national policy agenda with the goal of creating greater equity in their local communities and leading efforts to engage the larger network in advocating for the adoption of those policies.