Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2000-B006
Title: Endorse Birmingham Pledge on Racism
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention endorse the Birmingham Pledge as a witness to our church's commitment to fight racism and challenge each member of the Episcopal Church to sign and live this pledge:

I believe...

  • Every person has worth as an individual.
  • Every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race or color.
  • Every thought and every act of racial prejudice is harmful.
  • If it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others.

Therefore, from this day forward, I will...

  • Strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions.
  • Discourage racial prejudice by others at every opportunity.
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect.
  • Strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 364.