#GC79 Resolutions

Below you will find a list of resolutions for the 78th General Convention I’ve covered here at 7WD. For each one, there’s a link to the text of the resolution over at the General Convention office’s online tracker, along with a link to the post in which I have opined on each resolution. See also the #GC79 list of resources.

A001: Site Of 81st General Convention (2024). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A002: General Convention Daily Agenda. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but with a reservation.

A003: Amend Canon I.1.14(A) On General Convention Approval Of Sites For General Convention. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A004: Amend Join Rules of Order VII.18. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A005: Continue a Church-Wide Network For Planting Churches—2018. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A006: Collect Demographic Data of Leadership. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A007: Proposing the Establishment of a Committee to Study the Relationship of Episcopal Seminaries with the General Convention, One Another and the Wider Church. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A008: Continuing the Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A009: Creating Greening Loans. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A010: Tree Planting of “Paris Groves”. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A011: Oppose Environmental Racism. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A012: On the Importance of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relationships for the Stewardship of Creation. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A013: Facilitating the Development of the Church’s Ministry of the Care of Creation. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A014: The Use of Carbon Offsets. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A015: Anti-Racism/Diversity/Bias Awareness Training for Interim Bodies. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if modified.

A016: Trial Use of Creation Care Language in the Baptismal Covenant. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A017: Creation Liturgies in Prayer Book Revision. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A018: Episcopalians Participating in the Paris Climate Agreement. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A019: Create a Task Force to Study and Report on the Intersection of Evangelism, Church Planting, and Care of Creation. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A020: Fossil Fuel Divestment. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A021: Canonical Change: Integrate the Care of Creation into Theological Education for Ordination. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but I want to hear other arguments.

A022: Create a Formation Networking Team. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A023: Assist Vocation Discernment Groups. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but I’m interested in hearing why it’s needed.

A024: Forming Culturally Diverse Clergy. Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.

A025: Bishops and Small-Congregation Clergy. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A026: Identify Effective Formation Models. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A027: New Funding for Clergy Formation. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A028: Salary for the President of the House of Deputies. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A029: Commend the Evangelism Charter for the Church to All Episcopalians. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but I’m open to changing that.

A030: Small Evangelism Grants. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A031: Evangelism Staff Officer. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A032: Congregational Redevelopment. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A033: Supporting and Expanding Episcopal Youth Events. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but I’d like to see amendments.

A034: Supporting General Convention Children’s Program. Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.

A035: Commend “The Church: Towards a Common Vision. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A036: Affirm Ongoing Work and Dialogue with Ecumenical Bodies. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A037: Encourage Interfaith EngagementFull text. Likely vote: YES.

A038: Affirm the Inter-Anglican Secretariat. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but I’m open.

A039: Affirm The Work of the Episcopal Church at the United Nations. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A040: WCC Statement: Towards a Common Vision. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A041: Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A042: Change the Committee’s Name from “Executive Council Committee on Anti- Racism” to “Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism & Reconciliation”. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but only on principle.

A043: Clarify and Update Mandate of the Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but only on principle.

A044: Establish Expected Components (Rubric) for Anti-Racism Certification Training. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A045: Revision and Reminder of Anti-Racism Training Requirement. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but it needs amendments.

A046: The Episcopal Church [TEC] Host a Racial Reconciliation Awards Program. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A047: Ethical Investments. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A048: Establish Committee to Oversee Creation of Training Materials. Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.

A049: Host Model Policies on DFMS Website. Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.

A050: Funding for Safe Church Training. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A051: Modify Parochial Report. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A052: The Episcopal Church in Cuba. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A053: Design a New Parochial Report. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A054: An Offering of Prayer for the Whole Church. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A055: Develop Multicultural Ministry Pathways. Full text. Likely vote: NO, but I’d like to understand it better.

A056: Create Task Force on Theology of Social Justice Advocacy as Christian Ministry. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A057: Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A058: Encourage Use of Asset Map. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A059: Amend HOD Rules Of Order III – Additional Duties Of Deputies. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A060: Create a Task Force to Study Church’s Pension System. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A061: Create a Task Force on Theology of Money. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A071: Provincial Vitality. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A072: Provincial Geographical Boundaries. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A073: Mandates to Provinces. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A074: The Prophetic Voice of Provinces. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A075: Executive Council Representatives from Provinces. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A076: Amend Canon I.1.14(c). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A077: Amend Canon I.7.1 (a). Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A078: Amend Canon I.9.2-13. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A079: Amend Canon I.11.3 (c). Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A080: A Season Of Provincial DiscernmentFull text. Likely vote: NO.

A081: An Episcopal Theology of Evangelism. Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.

A082: Training For [Digital] Evangelists. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A083: Implementation of The Way Forward – Establishing an effective and efficient 21st Century Seminary. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A084: Replacement of Title IIII.12.9 (p) & (q) Incapacity of the Diocesan & Incapacity of the Bishop Coadjutor. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A085: Trial Use of Marriage Liturgies. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A086: Authorize Rites to Bless Relationships. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but only if amended.

A087: Develop Relationship Pastoral Resources. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A088: Proposed Guidelines for Amending Church Records. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A089: Amend Articles VI and VIII of the Constitution regarding Full Communion. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A090: Canonical Amendments regarding Full Communion. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A091: Amend Canon III.9 Equity in Clergy Hiring and Appointment Practices. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A092: Reception of Clergy from Churches in Apostolic Succession. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A093: Amend Canon III.8.7(f) pertaining to Deacons who subsequently seek ordination to the Priesthood. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A094: Amend Canon III.4.1(b) for Clarity regarding the Bishop of the Armed Forces. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A095: Correction of Canon IV.4.1(h). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A096: Amend Canon I.9.1 pertaining to the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A097: Amend Canons regarding Return of Clergy after Release & Removal. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A098: Timelines and Pastoral Response in Mediation: Amending Canon III.12.10. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A099: Calling Meetings of the House of Deputies. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A100: Clarify Secretary of Convention versus Secretary of House of Deputies. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A101: Amend Canons I.4.1. (d) related to DFMS By-laws. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A102: Create a Task Force Budget Process. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A103: Amend Joint Rules of Order of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, section VII. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A104: Amend Title 1 Canon 1 Section 1(b). Full text. Likely vote: YES, but I’d like to see an amendment.

A105: Amend Canon I.8.2 Provide for Background Checks for Nominees for Church Pension Board of Trustees. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but I’d like to see an amendment.

A106: Canonical Changes related to a Joint Session. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A107: Amend Canon III.11.2 Regarding the Election of a Bishop. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A108: Amend Canon III.6.5(g) Addressing Harassment and Sexual Misconduct. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A138: Transmission of Demographic Data from Episcopal Elections. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A139: Analysis of Data from Episcopal Elections. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A140: Diversity Guidelines for Episcopal Elections. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A141: Training of Transition Consultants. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A142: Adoption of Episcopal Election Procedures by Dioceses. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A143: Study Career Development of Female and Minority Clergy. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A144: Diocesan Missional Review. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A145: Urging Adoption of Local Canons Relating to Episcopal Elections. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A146: Revisions to The Raising Up of Episcopal Leadership – A Manual for Dioceses in Transition. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A147: Pilot Board for Episcopal Transitions. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A148: Amend Canons III.11.1, III.11.3 and III.11.9(c). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A149: Reorganize the Board of Directors of The College for Bishops. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A150: Amend Article I.2 of the Constitution. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A151: Amend Article II.4-8 of the Constitution. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A152: Amend Article III of the Constitution. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A153: Amend Article IV of the Constitution. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A154: Amend Canon I.13.3(a). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A155: Amend Canon III.5.1 (c). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A156: Amend Canon III.11.1. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A157: Amend Canon III.11.2. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A158: Amend Canon III.11.3(a)(1). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A159: Amend Canon III.11.3(a) (third paragraph) and Canon III.11.4. Full text. Likely vote: YES, but hoping for an amendment.

A160: Amend Canon III.11.9(a). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A161: Amend Canon III.11.9(b). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A162: Amend Canons III.II.9(c)(1) and III.11.9(c)(4). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A163: Amend Canon III.11 to add Canon III.11.10. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A164: Amend Canon III.12.2. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A165: Amend Canon III.12.3 to add Section 3(f). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A166: Amend Canon III.12.4(c) and add Canon III.12.4(d). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A167: Amend Canon III.12.5. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A168: Amend Canon III.12.9(a). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A169: Amend Canon III.12.9(l) and Canon III.12.9(m). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A170: Amend Canon III.12.12(a). Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A171: Amend Canon III.13. Full text. Likely vote: YES.

A172: Amend Canon I.2.3. Full text. Likely vote: NO.

A173: Amend Canon 1.2.1(a-f). Full text. Likely vote: YES, if amended.