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Resolution Number: 1979-D124
Title: Urge Congregations to Continue to Sponsor Refugee Resettlement
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 66th General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend and affirm the work of the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief and the congregations of this Church which have resettled approximately 2,300 refugees in ecumenical partnership with Church World Service so far this calendar year; and be it further

Resolved, That this Convention urge all congregations of the Episcopal Church to continue to offer themselves as sponsors, or to offer other meaningful expressions in word and deed of the sustaining love of Jesus Christ to today's pilgrim peoples.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 1979 (New York: General Convention, 1980), p. C-103.