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Resolution Number: 2000-C025
Title: Urge a Response to Issues of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention call upon every congregation within the church to designate at least one Sunday each year during one of the following months:

a.April (National Sexual Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month) or
b.May (Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month) or
c.October (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

for special prayers for all whose lives have been affected by any form of sexual, domestic, or family violence, remembering in particular those who have been violated by sexual misconduct within the church; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention call upon the National Church Center to make available to every congregation within the church educational opportunities for its members about practical, pastoral, spiritual, and/or theological issues related to the problems of sexual or domestic violence and call upon congregations to make an active and ongoing response to these problems in their local community.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 326f.