Confronting Racism webinar

webcast_bannerJoin ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and William B. Horne II for a live webcast on racism August 6 at 8 p.m. CDT

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you will join me and William B. Horne II, a member of the ELCA Church Council, for our live webcast conversation.  Together we will talk about the complexity and implications of racism and the ELCA’s ongoing work on racial justice.

If you cannot tune in for the live broadcast, a recording will be made available at

If your congregation and members of the wider community plan to view the webcast together, consider having a conversation afterward. Here are some questions to help you get started.

  • What seems to be the role of racism in our faith life and/or our life together?
  • What did you learn from the webcast conversation?
  • What is the value of sharing and hearing one another’s stories of faith and cultural background? Can differences cause tension or division? How might they bring joy?
  • What next steps could we take?

In partnering with you to deepen your involvement in and commitment to this important work to which we are called, please visit our website ( for a list of ELCA resources to guide your congregation’s effort. A guide for leading conversations on race, ethnicity and culture is available there.

Read more about the 45-minute webcast here, where a link to the live webcast will be embedded. A live stream also will be available at The hashtag is #ELCAConfrontRacism.

If you would like to submit a question to be considered during the webcast, please send it to and provide your name and your congregation’s name, city and state. Also, you may post your question during the webcast on the ELCA’s Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag above.
 Again, please join us for this important conversation.

Your sister in Christ,
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

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