Monthly Race Forum
"It was an enlightening look into a dark system for so many. The questions and community passion gave me hope that change can happen on a systematic and individual interaction level."
-Ali Wolfe, Redeemer Lutheran Church
In partnership with Edina Lutheran Community Church and Westwood Lutheran Church, Redeemer has been hosting a monthly forum and conversation around race. Each month a prominent local speaker is invited to discuss the ways that race intersects with various social concerns. Topics have included 'Race and Public Defense,' 'Race and Education,' 'Race and Healthcare,' among others. The community is invited to attend these free interactive forums. Read about our previous forums on our Race Forum Blog. Stay tuned for updates and information about future forums!
Black Lives Matter Coalition
"In our God-given holy imagination, we proclaim that Black Lives Matter. Redeemer stands in continued solidarity with the community in strength and love, against an oppressive system of sanctioned violence and mass incarceration because we serve a God whose son was killed by the state for standing up
The Black Lives Matter Coalition at Redeemer Lutheran Church grew out of a deep concern in response to the death of our neighbor Jamar Clark in 2015. Since that time, the Redeemer BLM Coalition has met monthly to provide a safe space to support one another and to take communal action for justice. To get involved, join the Black Lives Matter-Redeemer Coalition. Read our full statement here.
PROPHETIC: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices
In May of 2018, Redeemer, in partnership with Grace Northeast, Westwood, Edina Community and St. Michael's Lutheran Churches & Reconciling Works, presented
PROPHETIC: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices, a 3-event series featuring renowned queer Christian singer-songwriter & activist Jennifer Knapp and queer leaders of color from the Twin Cities area to explore through art & community what it means for Redeemer to live faithfully and fully at the intersections of Racial and LGBTQIA+ justice and equity, and commit to doing so.