Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1982-A062
Title: Request Dioceses and Congregations to Establish Committees on Racism
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 67th General Convention of the Episcopal Church request every Diocese and local congregation to create a Committee on Racism, with assisting material to be provided by the staff of the Episcopal Church Center. The initial agenda for each Committee might include:

  1. To study, identify, and confront the root cause of racism in all people, systems, and institutions; to produce educational programs and to advocate economic and political reforms, working with religious and other groups in the community;
  2. To lend support for truly desegregated communities, schools, and houses of worship;
  3. To encourage, recruit, and deploy minority people in all professions on a non-discriminatory basis, particularly within the Church;
  4. To apply a collective imagination for the creation of new jobs, including training programs in job skills and work discipline, that are characterized by equality of opportunity from the top to bottom.
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1982 (New York: General Convention, 1983), p. C-134.