Black Episcopalians to Attend General Convention

Episcopal News Service. February 14, 1991 [91042E]

The leaders of two prominent Episcopal black organizations have urged their membership "to be in full attendance" at the 1991 General Convention in Phoenix. Judith Conley, national president of the Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Rt. Rev. Arthur Williams, Jr., chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Black Ministries, conveyed the unanimous decision of the two organizations' executive committees in a letter to their constituencies. "We will go to Phoenix in order to work for progressive legislation and to assure that the convention genuinely focuses on a witness against racism," Conley and Williams said in their letter. They also noted that while they still deplored the church's decision to hold the convention in Phoenix, they nevertheless urged their constituency and supporters "to strongly support the Martin Luther King, Jr., Legacy [Scholarship Fund]."