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Stories from Equipping the Saints: Siebert Grant helps fund new equity and diversity work

As announced at the 2022 Synod Assembly, the Greater Milwaukee Synod has received a grant of $175,000 from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation for the racial equity initiatives of the Equipping the Saints mission appeal. The grant for “Building an Authentically Diverse Church” will help fund the position of an Assistant to the Bishop for Authentic Diversity and Leadership, which is a key initiative in the Investment in Leadership. Siebert grant funds will also subsidize the Authentic Diversity Audit of the

Campaign Goal: Leadership

INVESTING IN RACIAL EQUITY The cities and communities of Southeast Wisconsin are among the most racially segregated in the nation, with significant disparities that have long been present in our systems and institutions related to health care, the environment, the economy, education, and the church. In order for us to grow in our commitment to becoming an anti-racist church, the Equipping the Saints appeal will invest in a new synod position, an Organizer for Racial Equity. This will initially be a

Campaign Goal: Innovation & Collaboration

SYNOD FUND FOR INNOVATION & COLLABORATION GMS Innovation and Collaboration Grants: We believe that God is calling us to work together in new ways. While the need for innovation and collaboration has long been evident, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to embrace technology as part of our everyday church lives in livestream worship and Zoom meetings, and to explore new ways to share information and build community. The videos of police shootings and the subsequent protests throughout our communities raised greater awareness