A063 HD Committee #16 Report #09

House of Deputies Committee 16 - Churchwide Leadership presents its Report #09 on Resolution A063 (Creation of a Director of Women's Ministries) and moves:

Adopt Substitute

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention direct the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to establish a staff position, of Director of LBGTQI and Women’s Ministries, which would implement and expand upon the work identified by the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and Develop Anti-Sexism Training, including to:

  • disseminate the anti-sexism training modules developed by the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and referred to Executive Council (2018-21);
  • collect and disseminate data relevant to gender and sexual orientation equality within The Episcopal Church, in collaboration with relevant agencies and boards of the Church;
  • collect and develop multilingual, multicultural churchwide resources to support congregations, dioceses, provinces, mission areas, and churchwide governing bodies in living into our commitments to fully welcome and include people and communities of diverse genders, including transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people;
  • provide both in-person and on-line trainings and create networks to form and mobilize women and people of diverse gender identities and sexualities (lay and ordained) who can in turn lead faith-rooted trainings at the diocesan and parish level. The trainings would support the local church in addressing gender equality and in welcoming people of diverse genders and sexual orientations; and be it further

Resolved, That this staff person shall report directly to the Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry within The Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, That $300,000, to include salary and benefits, be budgeted to fund this vital position.