Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2009-D019
Title: Recommit to the MDGs as a Mission Priority
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention commends the leadership of The Episcopal Church at the local, diocesan and national levels for working towards the meeting of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as an expression of our faithfulness to God’s mission of global reconciliation; and be it further

Resolved, That this Convention extend its appreciation to the individuals, parishes and dioceses who, in response to General Convention Resolutions 2003-D066 and 2006-D022, have contributed 0.7% of their annual budgets to international development programs as a sign of our participation in the MDGs; and be it further

Resolved, That this Convention celebrates the successful raising of three million dollars for international development through the Millennium Inspiration Fund led by Episcopal Relief and Development and partially funded through 0.7% line item budget for the triennium 2007-2009; and be it further

Resolved, That the Convention reaffirm its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals as a primary mission priority through 2015; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to include in the 2010-2012 Budget for The Episcopal Church a budget line item of no less than 1% of the non-government revenue of The Episcopal Church to support the Millennium Development Goals. Increasing from 0.7% to 1% will be a visible and prophetic act of leadership in fighting global poverty; and be it further

Resolved, That the funds from the 1% line item be used to support a Nets for Life Inspiration Fund with a goal of five million dollars for the triennium 2010-2012 to be led and administered by Episcopal Relief and Development.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), p. 521.