D044 HD Committee #09 Report #10

House of Deputies Committee 09 - Racial Justice & Reconciliation presents its Report #10 on Resolution D044 (Owning a Commitment to Reparations) and moves:


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That this 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (TEC) endorse the creation of an independent Reparations Fund Commission, with its Convener and at least 60% of its membership being persons of color; and be it further

Resolved, That the establishment of this Commission will be overseen by the Episcopal Coalition for Racial Equity and Justice; and be it further

Resolved, That the charge to the Commission is the creation of a substantial fund from TEC assets, the purpose of which is a sustained, meaningful, tangible response to the historic and ongoing legacy of slavery and displacement of Indigenous peoples of what is now the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That the magnitude of this fund and date for accomplishing the target amount will be determined by the Commission; and be it further

Resolved, That the Reparations Fund Commission or an entity that it approves will be responsible for defining and implementing payments of reparation.