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

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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