Resolutions

Assembly 2007

Raleigh, North Carolina - February 7-10, 2007

Resolutions Passed
RESOLUTION OPPOSING RESOLUTION B033 of the 2006 GENERAL CONVENTION

RESOLVED, That the Assembly of the Episcopal Urban Caucus meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, February 7 – 10, 2007 expresses its opposition to Resolution B033 of the 2006 General Convention of the Episcopal Church; and be it further,

 

RESOLVED, That this Assembly calls on bishops with jurisdiction and Standing Committees to give their consent to otherwise qualified persons who have been elected bishop without regard to “race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or age” (Canon III.1.2); and be it further,

 

RESOLVED, That this Assembly asks the Board of the Episcopal Urban Caucus to determine ways in which the 2008 Assembly might more completely address the issues raised by B033 and develop a strategy for its repeal at the 2009 General Convention; and be it further,

 

RESOLVED, That this Assembly asks the Board of the Episcopal Urban Caucus to communicate this resolution to all bishops with jurisdiction and Standing Committees of the Episcopal Church.

APPALACHIAN INITIATIVES

RESOLVED, That the fund for Appalachian Initiatives created by the 2006 General Convention be allocated to Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (EAM) to support that organization in maintaining coordinated ministry efforts with the national bodies of the various denominations, thus replacing the work previously done by the Commission on Religion in Appalachia.

FUNDING FOR YOUTH

RESOLVED, That as Bishop (Gayle) Harris has kept her promise to fund two youth at the Caucus, we call for reaffirmation of other bishops to explore making the same commitment.

BRINGING YOUTH TO THE CAUCUS

RESOLVED, That efforts should be made to bring more youth to the Caucus in order to create a stronger youth network. Methods for accomplishing this should be discussed at the Board meeting.

YOUTH PLANNING

RESOLVED, That youth are an important part of the Episcopal Urban Caucus and we the Caucus can serve them in better ways in the future. We would like a committee to be formed to determine how to better serve the youth.

YOUTH DIRECTOR

RESOLVED, That the EUC Board explore the possibility of appointing a permanent youth director.

MDG PARTICIPATION

RESOLVED, That we contribute 0.7% of annual income from all sources to the fund for the Millennium Development Goals until such time as world poverty has been eliminated in its entirety.

 

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