Diversity Toolkit - a resource on how to facilitate a conversation on identity, power, and privilege within a group setting from MSW@USC online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.
Are your neighbors hungry? View the household income statistics in your community with these World Hunger maps.
ELCA Hunger Program - More than 800 million people — that’s 1 in 8 people in our world today — are hungry. Including the Backpack Buddies resource, below.
16 = Number of kids living in households without consistent access to adequate food. That’s 1 out of 5 kids.
Backpack Buddies: The Backpack Buddies program provides elementary school children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals a sack of healthy and easy-to-prepare foods. The sack is for the weekend when students are not at school and don’t have access to the free-meal program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only reliable meals they eat during the week.
Hungering For Justice : An ELCA Hunger Five Week Series on Luther and our Economy.
Kids and Race Seattle - 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
50 Cities of the U.S.A. by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero. Wonderful diversity of people, ages and sexuality lifted up as influential in their home cities. A gift for discussion on diversity perhaps for a summer or intergenerational program.
Parable of the Brown Girl:
The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color
The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. By sharing encounters she's had with girls of color that revealed profound cultural and theological truths, Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these voices. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention.
Other+Wise - High School immersion trips; urban, borderland and indigenous.