The Acts of Convention

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Resolution Number: 1991-D113
Title: Address Institutional Church Racism in the Next Three Triennia
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church spend the next three triennia addressing institutional racism inside our Church and in society, in order to become a Church of and for all races and a Church without racism committed to end racism in the world, and that greater inclusiveness become one of the Episcopal Church's primary strategies for evangelism.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 382.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author:
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:

(D113)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the Episcopal Church spend the next three triennia addressing institutional racism inside our Church and in society, in order to become a Church of and for all races and a Church without racism committed to end racism in the world, and that greater inclusiveness become the Episcopal Church's primary strategy for evangelism.

Deputy Fitzhugh of Texas moved an amendment.

Proposed Amendment:

In line 5, after the word "become," add the words "one of" and change "strategy" to "strategies."

The Committee accepted the amendment.

A vote was taken on Resolution D113 as amended.

Motion carried

Resolution

adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #200)

House of Bishops

The Committee on Social and Urban Affairs presented its Report #59 on House of Deputies Message #200 on Resolution D113a (Pledge to Become a Church of and for All Races) and moved concurrence.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #359)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 20.

Abstract:   The 70th General Convention requests that the Church address institutional racism.