ELCIC Bishops’ Statement Regarding Racism
June 4, 2020
Earlier this week, National Bishop Susan Johnson, along with the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, issued a letter to the churches regarding “the ongoing sin of racism in our communities.” We are including this document along with this letter so that as many people as possible may see it.
We, as the bishops of the ELCIC, want to add our voice to that letter and we commend it to you.We all have watched in shock the tumultuous events taking place across the United States. We acknowledge the hurt, pain, and anger and people’s desire to seek systemic change against racism. As Bishop Susan, Archbishop Linda and Moderator Richard have stated: “Centuries of anger at injustice and anti-Black racism are literally bursting into flames as people stand for political and cultural change to address these deep-seated systems that work to oppress so many members of our communities.”