C063 (Participate in Thursdays in Black)
House of Deputies Message #48
The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution C063 (Participate in Thursdays in Black). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That this 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church encourage members of Provinces, Dioceses, Congregations and all other institutions of The Episcopal Church to participate in the Thursdays In Black Campaign of the World Council of Churches, a global movement for a world without rape and violence; and be it further
Resolved, That The Episcopal Church commit to work toward increasing awareness, accountability, and action across the church about the alarming degree of gender-based violence in church and society; and be it further
Resolved, That The Episcopal Church commit to work toward education about and elimination of gender-based violence.