Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1985-A078
Title: Conduct a Racial Audit and Report on Implementation of Affirmative Action
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 68th General Convention call on all dioceses and related institutions and agencies of the Episcopal Church to establish and publicize an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Policy and to provide a means for effective monitoring of the same; and be it further

Resolved, That the Board for Theological Education is directed to develop, in consultation with the Council of Seminary Deans, an instrument and process to make an audit of racial inclusiveness to be found in the respective student bodies, faculty and trustees as well as in their curricula and field work; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council use its existing program agencies and staff to ascertain what specific steps the dioceses and local congregations, the seminaries, and other agencies of the Church have taken to implement the 67th General Convention resolution on racism which called for implementation of Affirmative Action programs, and report the findings to the Church at large by 1988.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 1985 (New York: General Convention, 1986), p. 160.