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Resolution Number: 1985-D135
Title: Increase Support for Refugees in the Diocese of Jerusalem
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted and Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 68th General Convention call upon the whole Episcopal Church to:

  1. Continue and increase their support of the ministry and mission of the Anglican Province of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East through the use of the Good Friday Offering;
  2. Recognize continued support of the work of St. George's College, which is the Anglican Center in the Diocese of Jerusalem;
  3. Call upon the General Convention's Executive Council, working through the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief and other units of the Church, to increase ongoing commitment of human and material resources for the support of schools, hospitals, and institutions, ministering to displaced persons and refugees in these historic lands.
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 1985 (New York: General Convention, 1986), p. 268.