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Resolution Number: 1985-C023
Title: Eradicate Institutional Sexism and Pursue Affirmative Action
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Submitted
Final Text:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That a paramount goal of the Episcopal Church be to search out and eradicate all forms of institutional sexism from its structures and constituencies, and to pursue a course of affirmative action in calling qualified lay and clergy women for positions on Church-related staffs as they become open.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 1985 (New York: General Convention, 1986), p. 133.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

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

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:

(C023)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That a paramount goal of the Episcopal Church be to search out and eradicate all forms of institutional sexism from its structures and constituencies, and to pursue a course of affirmative action in calling qualified lay and clergy women for positions on Church-related staffs as they become open.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #26)

House of Bishops

The following message was received from the House of Deputies:

HD Message #26: C023 (Institutional Sexism).

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #42)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, September 9.

Abstract:   The 68th General Convention calls the Church to eradicate institutional sexism and to pursue a course of affirmative action through hiring women.