Racial Justice

Micah 6:8and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
 
Holy Trinity commits to study, pray, and be active participants to combat racism in all forms.
 
It is a continuous journey in listening, learning, and advocating.
 
Listening  to the voice of God, the direction of the synod, and the voices, experience, and expertise of people of color.
 
Learning  the history of systemic racism in the United States and the ways racism and white supremacy impact every aspect of  life.
 
Holy Trinity publicly supports and advocates for the work of other anti-racist groups and individuals.
 
Holy Trinity believes in justice, equity, and love.
 
Racial injustice exists in the past and present, and we have been complicit in it. Holy Trinity will work towards justice for all. 
 
Equity and equality are not the same; equity recognizes each person has different circumstances and works to ensure everyone receives what they need to improve the quality of their situation.
 
All people are made in God’s image. God greatest commandment is to love one another, no exceptions.
 

Advocating for Racial Justice

Addressing racial injustice has been a part of the Minneapolis ELCA synod and the ELCA in general for many years. The Minneapolis Synod added a resolution addressing racial injustice in 2016, and in 2019, Brenda Blackhawk became the Congregational Organizer for Racial Justice. In response to the murder of George Floyd, the Minneapolis ELCA synod urged all congregations to have conversations about race and how they can take the next steps toward living in their Christian calling.
 
Holy Trinity’s Racial Justice Committee held their first meeting in June of 2020. Please contact Melissa Horejsi, or call the church office at 952-758-3513 for further questions about the Racial Justice Committee.
 

Upcoming Events

 
Adult Forum
All are welcome to join members of the Racial Justice Committee in a presentation about Land Acknowledgement – what it is and why it’s important.
 
Sunday, March 17
10 am
Paul’s Place
 
Grab your donuts and coffee after worship and join in this discussion.