Statement regarding the George Floyd Verdict Download Statement – April 20, 2021

Mission Statement
The Anti-Racism (ART) team of the Gulf Coast Synod will assist congregations and the synod expression to initiate and sustain anti-racist behaviors and practices that inclusively and expansively embrace all of God’s people. It is our call to be leaders in the fight to dismantle racism and white supremacy in our church and in our society.

Vision Statement
The Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will maintain consistent and open dialogue with its membership and community constituents about the debilitating effects of implicit, systemic racism and the impact of such oppressive practices on every community.  The Anti-Racism Team will be an ongoing spark for transforming every congregation within the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod into inclusive environments rooted in equity for all of God’s people regardless of race.

Ms. Cynae Punch Brown Pastor Anthony Chatman Deacon Peggy Hahn Dr. Diedra Hayes
Pastor Junfeng Tan Pastor Jen Kindsvatter Pastor Chris Markert Pastor Sergio Rodriguez
Bishop Michael Rinehart      

Date
Info

03/08/21
ART Framework
Anti-Racism Team

03/08/21
ART Goals
Anti-Racism Team

03/08/21
ART Mission Statement
Anti-Racism Team

03/08/21
ART Membership Commitments
Anti-Racism Team

10/12/20
Rev. Kwame Pitts – lecture 10.12.2020

07/01/20
Resources for Anti-Racism Work
Racial Justice Team

06/30/20
Let’s Talk About Race
Racial Justice Team
A conversation with Pr. Kelly Chatman