Diversity and Justice at St. Luke

Statement of Purpose

To better love our neighbors as ourselves, we commit to:

  • Educating ourselves and serving as a resource on issues creating divisions in our world.
  • Connecting and reaching out to diverse groups of people to build community relationships
  • Engaging in initiatives to help bring justice and equality to all our neighbors

The issues we intend to address include discrimination (in forms such as systemic racism, sexism, exclusion of people with disabilities, intolerance of other faiths and creeds, and prejudice against LGBTQIA+ folk), economic disparity, and the disproportionate effect of various ecological crises on marginalized groups.

Let's Talk

Each month there will be an article in our monthly newsletter, The Lamp, addressing one of the issues mentioned in our Diversity & Justice Statement of Purpose.

Beginning in September, please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on Zoom for an open discussion of the article.

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Initiatives We've Been Following

compatl editedCompassionate Atlanta's Interfaith Coalition for Racial JusticeInterfaith Coalition for Racial JusticeInterfaith Coalition for Racial Justice

A Few Shades Braver blog by Dr. Catherine Meeks of Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Equal Justice Initiative started by Bryan Stevenson, attorney and author of Just Mercy

African Descent Lutheran Association - Southeastern Chapter

What We've Been Reading

Dear ChurchDear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination In America by Rev. Lenny Duncan

A Sin By Any Other Name by Rev. Robert W. Lee

For All Who Hunger by Rev. Emily M.D. Scott