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Resolution Number: 2000-D009
Title: Condemn All Hate Crimes
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal church condemn all acts motivated by hate against any individual or group of persons as totally opposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ; and be it further

Resolved, That this convention direct the national office of the Episcopal Church to continue and increase the "Stop the Hate" campaign, including making available congregational resources for promoting discussion and taking action against incidents of hate motivated by political or religious creed, race, color, ethnic or national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, or age; and be it further

Resolved, That this Convention urge its members to support the passage of local, state, and national hate crimes legislation which includes any of the above categories among its protected designations.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 304.