In response to a statement and call to action from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton has pledged the 3.8 million-member ELCA to participate in "Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday" on September 6, 2015. "I believe we are experiencing a kairotic moment," writes Bishop Eaton. "Something is happening in our church and in our country. Many of us are hearing and seeing in ways we haven't before, and we are motivated to take action. Participating in 'Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday' is a start."