Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2003-A010
Title: Continue Anti-Racism Program
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church reaffirm its historic commitment to eradicate racial injustice in the Church and in secular society, and that the Executive Council continue the anti-racism program with appropriate staffing and budget, as approved by the 73rd General Convention (A047) and recommend the National Dialogues on Anti-Racism methodology; and be it further

Resolved, That the emerging provincial network of anti-racism trainers be recognized as an important resource, and its utilization commended to the several provinces, dioceses, and affiliated organizations of the Church; and be it further

Resolved, That the 74th General Convention extend its appreciation to the organizers and participants of the anti-racism hearings and call upon the anti-racism committee (Anti-Racism Advisory Committee of the Executive Council and the Office of Social Justice) to implement a program that responds to the issues raised at the hearings, as appropriate; and be it further

Resolved, That all persons seeking election or appointment to the several standing commissions, other committees of Executive Council, related boards and auxiliary organizations must have had anti-racism training required by the 73rd General Convention (B049) or agree to have this training within a year of their appointment; and be it further

Resolved, That the Office of Peace and Justice be commended for its "Stop the Hate" Campaign, and be encouraged to develop similar programs that address the issues of racial profiling and other abuses of the criminal justice system that have emerged in this post 9/11 environment; and be it further

Resolved, That the Anti-Racism Committee of Executive Council be directed to prepare a report for the other standing committees and commissions of the Church that inform them of the several issues emerging from the anti-racism hearings, and specify what actions each might take to ameliorate the impact of racism in their area of concern.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, 2003 (New York: General Convention, 2004), p. 173f.