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This site highlights Luther Seminary's work to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Courageous Conversations - March 2018

March 12-18, 2018, the student group Dismantling Racism: Beloved Community (DR:BC) is leading a series of actions for the entire community called Courageous Conversations

Events include:

  • Monday, March 12: Post a prayer for Luther Seminary

Many Voices, Tell the Story, Create the Vision, Build Our Future: African Descent Lutheran Association

The African Descent Lutheran Association created "Many Voices, Tell the Story, Create the Vision, Build Our Future," a strategic plan and vision document detailing God's work in and through the African descent community of the ELCA, and outlining steps

Transforming White Privilege - Racial Equity Tools

Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity from Racial Equity Tools is curriculum designed to help current and emerging leaders from a variety of sectors better identify, talk about, and intervene to address white privilege and its

Racial Justice Resources - ELCA

The ELCA has several racial justice resources available for order or download, including:

  • God's Faithfulness on the Journey from Rostered Women of Color
  • Breaking the Bonds
  • Lazarus at the Gate
  • Understanding and Dismantling Racism
  • Even the Stones

Racial Justice Resources - Women of the ELCA

Women of the ELCA has developed several racial justice advocacy resources.

From their website:

We know some of the hazards of having conversations about race. We know far too many conversations about race fail to be helpful. This is a shame, because

Report an Incident

If you feel that you have experienced sexual misconduct, racial or ethnic harassment or disability discrimination, there are multiple ways to report it. 

You can report directly to: the Director of Human Resources, Dean of Student Life,

Mission & Vision

Welcome to Luther Seminary's Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity site. This work is vital to our mission to educate leaders for Christian community sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God's world. 

Meet the Team

Meet the faculty, administrators, and staff who are working on institutional processes and procedures that advance diversity, inclusion, and equity at Luther Seminary in areas such as: complaint/mediation policies; curriculum that reflects


Shared language is an important part of this work. 

Diversity – Is about the mix of people and their individual differences (e.g., learning styles, personality, life experiences, etc.) and group/social differences (e.g., gender, race or