Antiracism Ministry

A Sacred Dialogue on Race

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is committed to antiracism work.  To join our ongoing dialogue, visit the synod’s Antiracism website and blog:



Upcoming Workshops

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team; Presented by Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism (CROAR)

An in-depth look at race and racism in the United States, this workshop is designed to reveal how systemic racism creates barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice. We’ll help you struggle with the tough questions and begin to equip you with the skills to dismantle racism and transform your institution.

  • explore the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society
  • examine the ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people
  • consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression


Workshops are open to anyone who has an
interest in beginning an exploration of racism
and its impacts on our church and society in an
atmosphere of mutual respect, caring and safety.

NOTE: If you register and do not attend the workshop the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team must still pay for your workshop seat ($280 – $350). Therefore, “no shows” will not be offered the subsidized registration rate for future workshops.

Early Bird Registration $95; Regular Registration $125 — ELCA Members (use Promo Code: MCSYNOD)

April 26-28, 2018

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615



July 26-28, 2018

Loyola University Chicago (Lake Shore Campus), Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626



October 18-20, 2018

Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615



Stay tuned for future Antiracism events. To learn about events and workshops that can benefit your congregation, check back here for the latest updates or visit

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