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Resolution Number: 2000-A045
Title: Continue Monitoring Implementation of Canons on Ordination of Women
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention note the progress made by the Diocese of San Joaquin and note the responses and lack of progress of the Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy regarding the implementation of Canons III.8.1, III.16.1(d), III.16.2, and III.17.3 as required by Resolution 97-A053a; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council and the House of Bishops continue to monitor progress in all dioceses toward the full implementation of the above-mentioned canons, in particular in the Dioceses of Fort Worth and Quincy; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council establish a Task Force by January 1, 2001 to visit, interview, assess, and assist the people and the Commissions on Ministry, Standing Committees, and Bishops of the three dioceses in the development and implementation of an action plan for full compliance with the canon by September 1, 2002. Status reports of these action plans shall be made semi-annually to the Executive Council and the House of Bishops, and a final report shall be made to the 74th General Convention.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 340.