calendar February 10, 2021 in anti-racism, Communications

Historically significant Black lives that matter: A Lutheran legacy

Care for and by children of God in Black skin has a long history in the Lutheran church, despite the impression one might have of the ELCA as currently a predominantly “white” denomination. The Rev. Richard Stewart, associate professor emeritus of communications and parish administration at ULS, gives a glimpse of significant early Black Lutheran contributions and records in this article in the new issue of Living Lutheran magazine.

Starting with the first recorded Lutheran baptism of an American of African descent in 1669, Stewart traces significant early Black Lutheran contributions through the 1890s.

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