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Resolution Number: 2000-A083
Title: Urge Parishes and Dioceses to Study the Death Penalty and Explore Reasons for Opposition
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That as the Episcopal Church continues its opposition to the death penalty, parishes and dioceses be urged to study the death penalty and explore the reasons for our opposition: the inequity as applied to minorities, the poor and those who cannot afford adequate legal representation, the contribution to continued violence, and the violation of our Baptismal Covenant.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 200.