Racial Justice & Equity



Financial Literacy in the Black Community. Rachel Christian, Annunity.org, September  30, 2021.

A Point of View: 5 Things Black People Don’t Owe While Coping with Being Black in America
Brittany J. Harris, The Inclusion Solution, May 28, 2020.



  • "Between the World" and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates

  • "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi

  • "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla F. Saad

  • "Racial Healing Handbook" by Anneliese A. Singh PhD LPC 

    • ​read by Westwood Staff and the Racial Equity Team​

  • "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo

    • read by Westwood Staff and the Racial Equity Team​​






* Each of these has been a part of a congregational, equity team, or staff study.



  • Confession, Forgiveness, and Call To Action

    • This piece of liturgy was written by the youth at Westwood and was used in our worship services during Lent 2019 and Lent 2020. You are welcome to use it in your worship services with credit to the youth at Westwood Lutheran Church.​​

  • Our Call as Christians by Dr. Darrell Jodock

    • This summary of our calling was distributed by Dr. Darrell Jodock during his April 14 concluding presentation in the Lent 2019 speaker series "Who is My Neighbor? Conversations About Race." The summary was revised slightly on April 6, 2020, after the Lent 2020 speaker series.