Kids and Race Seattle - Race still matters in America today. We help parents and children to go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness in order to see and challenge the ways that white privilege still shapes our lives. We help parents seize the teachable moments that arise when they least expect them. We teach children that they have power to recognize and address white privilege and racism. We primarily focus on parents with children in the preschool through elementary ages, but our scope is continually expanding. We work with faith communities and secular non-profits by offering workshops, lectures, and other presentations.
Talking Race with Youth - As youth ministers who journey with youth and young adults, how do we facilitate meaningful conversations about race?
Find theological frameworks, starting points for conversations about race and identity, and a litany for worship.
ELCA Advocacy - Connecting faith and public life
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good. ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs and projects around the world and in communities across the United States. We work through political channels on behalf of the following biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.
The Crafting Freedom Website provides educators with a user-friendly resource on the African-American experience during the era of slavery. Here you'll find ready-to-use lesson plans, videos, PDF slide shows, teacher tools, and student handouts that bridge the gap between the expanding scholarship on the 19th-century black experience and the need for this history to be more widely understood._
God's Mosaic: Diversity as Good News - Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute is a week-long exploration of theological questions and engagement, classroom learning, worship and contemplation in Christian community for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
Church World Service - CROP Walk is coordinated by this group.
Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Wheat Ridge Ministries - Wheat Ridge Ministries is “Lutherans seeding new ministries of health and hope in the name of the healing Christ.”
Heifer International - Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps - The Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a community of faith uniting people to work for peace with justice.We pursue our mission by placing Volunteers in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations for one or two years.
Young Adults in Global Mission - A year of service through the Young Adults in Global Mission program invites young adults to become the hands and feet of Jesus in the world, providing critical support to ministries and projects in communities of need.
Urban Servant Corps - Urban Servant Corps is a faith-based, intentional community of full-time volunteers who seek to live simply while serving and accompanying those most in need at non-profit partner agencies in the heart of Denver.
Border Servant Corps - Border Servant Corps seeks to provide an opportunity for volunteers to work for justice, serve their neighbor, and walk humbly with their God.
CUSE - Cathedral Urban Service Experience, provides opportunities to serve persons who are being denied justice, peace and dignity by their community. Our location at Christ Church Cathedral in the center of downtown Houston provides the perfect home base for groups of youth and adults wishing to experience the unique challenges and blessings of inner city service.
ELCA Hunger Program - More than 800 million people — that’s 1 in 8 people in our world today — are hungry.
Lutheran World Relief - a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.
Great for children, youth, households and communities of faith to participate in all kinds of care kits.
My Two Blankets is an excellent book for preschool and elementary age youth, as it follows a young girl who must leave her home and who moves to a new country. Now she is a girl who not only has two countries but two blankets where she belongs and feels at home.