Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2018-B004
Title: Urge Common Terminology to Describe Anti-Racism Work
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 79th General Convention affirms that we condemn racism in all its forms, institutional, systemic, and personal, and we encourage all task forces, commissions, committees, parishes, centers and individuals in The Episcopal Church involved in the work of dismantling racism and seeking to foster racial healing, justice, and reconciliation to expand the language used to designate or describe that work; and be it further

Resolved, That there continues to be important work needed to confront institutional and systemic racism in many settings and communities before there can be further work in healing, justice and reconciliation; and be it further

Resolved, That there is also important work being done to begin such healing, justice, and reconciliation; and be it further

Resolved, That we recognize and affirm that the language around such work is critical to our ability to communicate our purposes with others engaging in this work within the Church and across other organizations; therefore be it further

Resolved, That the terms to be utilized to describe such work should include Dismantling Racism and Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Austin, 2018 (New York: General Convention, 2018), p. 670.