Author: Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane

The Rev. Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane is bishop of the Maryland-Delaware Synod of the ELCA

A City Unraveled: The Baltimore Riots and the Response of the Faith Community

Though we hear about events like the riots in Baltimore on the news, opportunities to hear from those on the ground are more difficult to find. The Journal of Lutheran Ethics has the honor of welcoming Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane to write about his experience as a member of the faith community responding to the injustice and protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. What should the role of the church be in a society broken by racism?