Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1994-A045
Title: Recruit and Retain People of Color in the Ordained Ministry
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 71st General Convention move one more step towards eliminating institutional racism from the Episcopal Church by strengthening the recruitment, retention, and education of people of color for the ordained ministry of the Episcopal Church:

  1. Recruitment: strongly urge dioceses, clergy and congregations to actively recruit people of color for the ordained ministry and thereafter to work for their employment throughout the church.
  2. Retention and education: encourage seminaries to establish as a top priority the retention of students of color and to develop a curriculum that will enable all students to become effective anti-racist change agents within the Episcopal Church.
  3. Urge that diocesan Commissions on Racism report to the Executive Council on the progress in these areas prior to the 72nd General Convention.
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 1994 (New York: General Convention, 1995), pp. 185-86.