Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1988-A112
Title: Reaffirm Commitment to Affirmative Action
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this Convention reaffirm its commitment to a vigorous affirmative action program in all institutions in society as a remedy to historical, racial and sexual injustices. Such a program, already instituted at the national Church level, should serve as a model to include an open and vigorous search to fill positions with women and minorities. This should include set targets and an extensive evaluation of performance; and be it further

Resolved, That this Convention urge all of its dioceses and congregations to address the issues of institutional racism in the political and economic arenas, and also in religious institutions; and be it further

Resolved, That congregations help their members to address patterns of racism in the settings where they work in educational and other community institutions, and in housing practices.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Detroit, 1988 (New York: General Convention, 1989), p. 189.