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How can we begin to lead with LOVE? How can we help show that LOVE is louder than HATE? . Sometimes, the identity that we share as Lutherans becomes stronger than the message that we want to share. At Old Lutheran, we hope that we can focus our identity on the LOVE that unites us in Christ. We hope that the message LOVE > HATE can overpower our inclination to preserve old traditions or ways of life, and draw us to the streets where we, for the sake of the world, LOVE ALL PEOPLE. #HereWeStand

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It is NOT okay to racialize a virus. It is NOT okay to use xenophobic words or phrases. It is NOT okay to act violently. It is NOT okay to stay silent when eight people, six of them Asian American women, are murdered. Murdered while at work. It is NOT okay. Here we stand against these acts of hate. The violent actions we witnessed on Tuesday were not the first, and they won't be the last unless we stand up. We must begin with letting our family members, friends, neighbors, and even strangers know IT IS NOT OK to make...

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We don't get to pick and choose who "everybody" includes. If we say we love everybody, we must mean it. We can't just talk about it, we must BE about it. The same goes for all the christian sayings that are often thrown around. When we use "love your neighbor" and "all are welcome", we must make sure that our neighbor includes Every. Single. Neighbor. and that "all" truly does mean all. We acknowledge that our designs and messages have not always included the "all" that we speak of. We are sorry for the exclusion we have contributed to in...

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Luther stood in the face of the power of the day and demanded equal opportunity for all believers to understand the Word of God and be able find the written truth from their own interpretations of the bible, not only from the leaders of the day. Luther stood on his convictions and set the tone. WE can stand together and make tangible changes. Inequality is all around us each and everyday, but the truth of it is not. We often deny what we don't want to see or acknowledge, even if it means turning away from the truth. Here we...

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As the month of February is coming to an end, we want to remind you that your Black History should not come to an end. The time to learn Black History is every month of the year and should be celebrated and taught as such.Today we want to lift up some of the people that have and will continue teaching us on our anti-racism journey. Join us and give them a follow! @ubthecure@tvrasche@lennyduncan@jackiehillperry@ibramxk@rachel.cargle@ckyourprivilege@myishathill@ethelsclub@strongblacklead

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