D081 HD Committee #13 Report #11

House of Deputies Committee 13 - Committees & Commissions presents its Report #11 on Resolution D081 (Diversity in the Episcopate and Diocesan Staff Leadership) and moves:

Take No Further Action

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention reaffirm that God calls a great diversity of people to the episcopate and to the ministries of diocesan staff leadership, across lines of ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation; and be it further

Resolved, that this convention create a task force on diversification of the episcopate and diocesan staff leadership; and be it further

Resolved, that the President of the House of Deputies and the Presiding Bishop appoint 15 persons to include 4 bishops, 4 priests or deacons, and 7 laypersons, with members to include a geographically and ethnically diverse representation from the Church mindful to include younger generations and LGBTQ people; and be it further;

Resolved, that the Task Force report to the 81st General Convention with recommendations to the Episcopal Church for increasing diversity, particularly among women, People of Color, and LGBTQ people within the episcopate and in positions of leadership on diocesan staff in the dioceses of this Church.