A131 (Resolution Regarding Language)

House of Deputies Message #134

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution A131 (Resolution Regarding Language). The house acted to:

Adopt with Amendment

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention establish urge all Episcopalians to utilize the phrase People of Color when referring to individuals and communities marginalized by racism and white supremacy., when making references to communities in our church, that do not exclusively identify as White. Official documents, resolutions, and other messages of the church from here on should utilize this term and where appropriate, previous documents may be modified. And be it further,

Resolved, That when referring to a smaller group of people that share a historical, cultural, or ethnic identity, we commit to using the specific terms and names that those groups have widely embraced for themselves in our documents and church communications.