Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2003-D077
Title: Affirm Abhorrence of Racial Profiling and Violence
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this Church affirm its abhorrence of all violence toward and racial profiling of Muslims and people of color done in the name of religion, especially toward our Muslim brothers and sisters; and be it further

Resolved, That all members of this Church be encouraged to reach out in friendship to our neighbors of all religions—especially at this time to Muslims—seeking mutual understanding and expressing support; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church direct the Committee on National Concerns of Executive Council to examine and direct the Office of Government Relations to monitor governmental policies on the imprisonment and restrictions of American citizens or legal residents based solely on ethnicity; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention acknowledge the danger that in this post 9/11 era a repeat of racial hatred, terrorism, hysteria, and a failure of political leadership could result in governmental policies causing the incarceration of citizens and legal residents based solely on their ethnicity.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, 2003 (New York: General Convention, 2004), p. 342.