Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1979-D004
Title: Reaffirm Opposition to Capital Punishment
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted and Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 66th General Convention of the Episcopal Church reaffirm its opposition to capital punishment and calls on the Dioceses and Members of this Church to work actively to abolish the death penalty in their States; and be it further

Resolved, That this 66th General Convention instruct the Secretary of General Convention to notify the several governors of the States of our action.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 1979 (New York: General Convention, 1980), p. C-114.