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Together, we embrace Juneteenth

Together we embrace Juneteenth, a celebration that is important to our communities.

We, the Board of Directors, staff, and community of Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center, are committed to providing a space in God's creation for ALL God's people. In order to truly say "all are welcome," we recognize that we need to continue working to make sure that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) truly feel welcome here.

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the diversity present in our communities. We hope you join us in following our baptismal call, striving for justice and peace in all the Earth. We recognize that our words hold no value without action, and we are committed to working toward reconciliation and change.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), along with the Metro DC, Virginia, and West Virginia - Western Maryland Synods of the ELCA and many of our other partners in ministry continue to share important conversations, valuable resources, and insights on the intersectionality of our work toward social justice. We encourage you to seek opportunities to learn more and to listen to others' perspectives.

And remember, all are welcome at Caroline Furnace. YOU are welcome here.

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