D093 (Broad Representation in Discernment Processes)

House of Deputies Message #245

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 10, 2022 it considered resolution D093 (Broad Representation in Discernment Processes). The house acted to:


Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That the 80th General Convention acknowledges the hurt, pain, and unequal treatment of any historically marginalized persons in The Episcopal Church in past and current discernment processes leading to ordination and in episcopal election processes; and be it further

Resolved, that in the process of discernment for ordination as Deacon or Priest, dioceses are expected to ensure that persons nominated have access to companions who are competent in the race, ethnicity, culture, and background of the person nominated, and who are knowledgeable concerning the discernment process and the applicable canons regarding formation and ordination; and be it further

Resolved, that in the discernment of the vocation of a Bishop through election in accordance with the
rules prescribed by the Convention of the Diocese, dioceses are expected to ensure that equal
accommodation is made for the participation of all persons entitled to vote in the election.