Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team

For more information about the Racial Equity Team or to get involved in the team’s efforts, please contact Rev. Karen Brau at

A Lutheran Pastor's Reflection

Originally published in the Center for Racial Equity and Justice, February 2020 Newsletter, Pastor Karen Brau of Luther Place in D.C. provides a reflection on the events of the past year and those that directly affected her church leaders and their property during the December protests.

Adapted Nicene Creed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Racial Equity team has graciously put together a version of the Nicene Creed with quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. woven in. Thank you Amanda Webber for crafting this wonderful creed in honor of MLK Day. All are welcome to utilize this resource especially for worship this Sunday to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Transforming White Privilege Toolkit

This online toolkit provided by Racial Equity Tools is designed to help current and emerging leaders better identify, talk about and intervene to address white privilege and its consequences. You can access this toolkit via a Google Drive folder by clicking below.
You can also access all of the materials online by emailing Katharyn Wheeler at for the login details. Please include the name of your congregation, city and state in your request. Thank you!

IMAGO DEI: Embracing the Image of God Racial Equity Series

During the summer of 2020, Racial Equity team provided an opportunity for people of all ethnicities, especially white allies, to attend an online Racial Equity series of four discussions with thought leaders Rev. Dr. Stephen Ray, Dr. Ulysses Burley III and Rozella H. White.

Get to Reading!

We have collected a list of educational and insightful books that will help you on your journey for racial justice and equity. There are also some options for children and youth.

Bishop Ortiz has also provided a personal recommendation list as well! 

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