The Acts of Convention

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27 resolutions were found matching the query conditions

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2015-D033 Support Human Rights and Refugee Relief in Central America   Concurred as Amended The 78th General Convention adopts a resolution broadly condemning violence in Central America and supports a range of activities that promote civil peace, protect refugees, and end inhumane detention practices against women, children and other vulnerable persons.
2015-D041 Denounce Violence and Pray for Peace in Syria   Concurred The 78th General Convention denounces the slaughter and displacement of Syrians, asks for advocacy actions, and encourages prayers for peace in Syria.
2015-D074 Extend Temporary Protective Status to Immigrants Fleeing Abuse   Concurred The 78th General Convention urges extending Temporary Protective Status to Guatemalans in the US and all refugees of violence, environmental disaster, economic devastation, and cultural abuse.
2012-A138 Urge an End to Statelessness and Discriminatory Practices   Concurred The 77th General Convention asserts the right to nationality and urges the U.S. government and international community to end discrimination against women and children that renders them vulnerable to statelessness.
2012-B028 Reform Refugee Policy   Concurred The 77th General Convention urges the U.S. Congress to reform the Refugee Act of 1980 to modernize the nation’s resettlement program.
2012-D011 Urge Equal Application of Immigration Law to Same-Sex Partners   Concurred The 77th General Convention urges enactment of law allowing same-sex legal domestic partners and spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to seek resident status, and solicits support from dioceses and congregations for this reform.
2009-A033 Urge Peace with Justice in Southern Sudan   Concurred as Amended The 76th General Convention urges advocacy and prayer for peace and justice in the Sudan.
2000-A053 Adopt Migration Ministries Mission Statement   Concurred as Amended The 73rd General Convention adopts the Migration Ministries mission statement, "The Episcopal Church in Service to Refugees and Immigrants."
2000-B016 Affirm Refugee Rights of Palestinians and Israelis   Concurred as Amended The 73rd General Convention affirms the rights of Palestinians and Israelis to self-determination, independence, and sovereignty, and further affirms the right of return and restitution for Palestinians.
1997-C017 Support Asylum Rights of Women Fleeing Mutilation   Concurred as Amended The 72nd General Convention supports the rights of women fleeing genital mutilation to be granted refugee status and asylum in the United States.
1997-D016 Take Actions to Express Church's Support of Religious Freedom   Concurred As Substituted and Amended The 72nd General Convention takes actions to express the Church's continuing support of religious freedom.
1997-D081 Develop Advocacy Agenda of Refugee Admissions and Asylum   Concurred The 72nd General Convention charges the Episcopal Migration Ministries to develop an advocacy agenda for refugee admissions, asylum and access to essential services.
1994-A101 Urge the US Government to Apply Equitable Refugee Policies   Concurred As Amended The 71st General Convention urges the U.S. government to apply its refugee policies in a uniform and equitable manner without regard to the nationality, race or creed of those seeking refugee status.
1994-D133 Encourage the Grant of Permanent Residency Status to Salvadorans   Concurred The 71st General Convention encourages the U.S. administration to grant permanent residency status to all Salvadorans who are now covered under temporary status.
1991-A154 Call on Congress to Reinstate Sanctions Against South Africa   Concurred As Substituted and Amended The 70th General Convention calls on the President and Congress of the United States to reinstate comprehensive sanctions against South Africa until certain conditions have been met.
1991-D203 Call to Release Assets of Refugees of the Gulf Crisis   Concurred The 70th General Convention calls upon the UN to pressure the governments of Iraq and Kuwait to release financial assets of Palestinians and refugees of the Gulf crisis.
1988-B032 Request the ACC to Assist With the Settlement of Refugee Bishops and Clergy   Concurred As Amended The 69th General Convention calls for steps to be taken for the employment, support, and maintenance of Anglican bishops, clergy, and lay workers who are forced by political or military circumstances to flee their dioceses in developing countries.
1988-B041 On the Topic of Refugees   Rejected The 69th General Convention rejects the resolution on the topic of refugees.
1988-D113 Urge Support to Refugees in Hong Kong   Concurred As Substituted The 69th General Convention urges assistance and ministry to Hong Kong refugee camps and calls the governments of the U.S. and Great Britain to reconsider their policy.
1985-B038 Support the Ministry of St. Michael's Chapel to Political Refugees   Concurred As Amended The 68th General Convention opposes deportation of the Ramon Flores family and urges the U.S. government to grant political asylum to Salvadorans and Guatemalans.
1985-D018 Call on the Government to Grant Immigration Status to Central American War Refugees   Concurred As Amended The 68th General Convention reaffirms the call for the U.S. to offer safe haven to Central Americans seeking temporary refuge in our nation from civil strife in their home countries.
1985-D107 Request Governmental Action to Bring Relief to Cambodian Refugees   Concurred As Amended The 68th General Convention calls the U.S. government to take steps to bring relief to Cambodian refugees.
1985-D125 Urge Government to Grant Departure Status to Guatemalan and Haitian Refugees   Concurred As Amended The 68th General Convention urges the U.S. government to declare extended voluntary departure status for refugees from Haiti and Guatemala.
1985-D135 Increase Support for Refugees in the Diocese of Jerusalem   Concurred As Substituted and Amended The 68th General Convention calls the Church to increase support for the Anglican Province of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.
1982-A063 Encourage Relief for Refugees   Concurred As Substituted The 67th General Convention commends efforts to resettle refugees and encourages Episcopalians to accept refugees in their communities. It urges fair treatment of Salvadoran and Haitian refugees and permanent status for political and economic refugees.
1979-D064 Express Concern for Soviet Christian Refugees   Concurred The 66th General Convention expresses concern for the Soviet Christian refugees presently residing in the United States Embassy in Moscow and asks that the Church use its good offices on behalf of these refugees.
1979-D124 Urge Congregations to Continue to Sponsor Refugee Resettlement   Concurred The 66th General Convention commends and affirms the work to resettle approximately 2,300 refugees in ecumenical partnership with Church World Service and urges all congregations to continue to offer themselves as sponsors.
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