Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2012-A086
Title: Address Community Development Opportunities in Native Communities
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church recognized at the 76th General Convention the pressing challenges to those living in poverty and the working poor throughout this nation and called for new and innovative strategies to address issues related to nutrition, employment, childcare, education, health care, environment and housing, as well as equal protection under law and cultural affirmations; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church commends the community development initiative in Native People’s communities in the past triennium, recognizing that Native People live in some of the poorest counties in the United States experiencing increasing disparities in income, economic security, health and health care, and quality of life; and be it further

Resolved, That this development initiative emerging from the visions and voices of the local Native People’s communities, address community development opportunities using Asset-Based Community Development models, identify key federal, state, and local advocacy issues and access the abundant human and financial resources of The Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend the work begun by the Office of Social and Economic Justice and the Office of Lifelong Christian Formation and the Office of Native and Indigenous Ministries in sponsoring Asset-Based Community Development training held regionally throughout The Episcopal Church hearing the voices of people living in poverty and the working poor who are members of our Episcopal congregations and institutions; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention urge the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $300,000 per annum in the 2013–2015 triennium for the implementation of this Resolution.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), p. 223.