Social Justice

Let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 5:24

Journey Toward Justice

Journey Toward Justice provides meaningful opportunities to learn about and explore the challenges of justice and equity. Through book discussions, tours to sacred sites, and multi-cultural events at Diamond Lake, the group is working toward creating greater transformative change in our community and our world. All are welcome to participate—and at your own pace as this is considered ongoing, life-long learning.


Connect, a ministry that developed from our two-year partnership with Augsburg University’s Riverside Innovation Hub, focuses on being the church inside and outside the building by being present in our neighbors’ lives, listening to their stories, and being better together. By truly knowing our neighbors, we can discover how their stories, our stories, and God's story interconnect in ways that allow us to be the good news in one another’s lives. Throughout the year, the group offers opportunities for learning, times to listen, and more ways to connect with one another in deep and meaningful ways.


How do you start working toward social justice? Sometimes the best way is with more information. Below are some of the favorite resources that the Journey Toward Justice team finds helpful. Explore and join us at our next gathering.

TV and Film

Hidden Figures


Jim Crow of the North

Just Mercy


Remember the Titans



I Am Not Your Negro

When They See us (Netflix mini-series)


When purchasing books, please support metro-area independent bookstores such as Black Garnet Books, Strive, and Birchbark Books.

Dialogues on Race

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Stamped From The Beginning by Ibrem X Kendi

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing

Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Native: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin B. Curtice

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo

Social Justice Organizations & Websites

ELCA Racial Justice

ELCA Truth and Healing Movement

Broadleaf Books- Committed to publishing authors who bring thoughtful perspective to explorations in religion, spirituality, social justice, culture, and personal growth with credibility and authenticity.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Resources to Talk to Kids About Racism

Mapping Prejudice

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