"Racism—a mix of power, privilege, and prejudice—is sin, a violation of God’s intention for humanity."
"The resulting racial, ethnic, or cultural barriers deny the truth that all people are God’s creatures and, therefore, persons of dignity. Racism fractures and fragments both church and society. The Church confesses Christ, who has broken down the dividing wall. (Ephesians 2:14) Christ, our peace, has put an end to the hostility of race, ethnicity, gender, and economic class. The Church proclaims Christ, confident this good news sets at liberty those captive behind walls of hostility." (Luke 4:18)
—From the ELCA Social Statement on Race, Culture, and Ethnicity, Adopted in 1993