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Resolution Number: 1988-D113
Title: Urge Support to Refugees in Hong Kong
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief be urged to support humanitarian assistance and ministry to the Hong Kong refugee camps to help ease the pain of the residents ; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council be urged to facilitate service to refugees in Hong Kong by a Volunteer for Mission, or by other appropriate means; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church's Washington Office communicate this Church's concern to the President of the United States, to the Secretary of State, to the Ambassador for Refugee Resettlement, specifically to the Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and to the Immigration and Refugee Subcommittees in the Congress ; and be it further

Resolved, That the United States and Great Britain reconsider their de facto policy virtually to cease their resettlement in Hong Kong, and that they reassert their leadership in the family of nations by providing humanitarian assistance to victims of persecution from Vietnam and elsewhere; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church request the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Hong Kong to call on the government of Hong Kong to reconsider its new policy and continue its generous assistance to refugees.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Detroit, 1988 (New York: General Convention, 1989), p. 292.