A101 Virtual Gatherings with Ethnic Ministries

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention affirms that building the Beloved Community is a primary way this Church fulfills “the mission to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (Book of Common Prayer, page 855); and be it further

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention shall mandate the Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group for Beloved Community Implementation to work with each of the ethnic ministries of the Church to facilitate gathering local leaders of their communities in virtual convocations to dialogue about the specific ways systemic racism afflicts their communities, and to develop recommendations to the 81st General Convention for future actions to build the Beloved Community; and be it further

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention tasks the Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group for Beloved Community Implementation to report on these virtual convocations and their recommendations to the 81st General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention budgets the sum of $50,000.00 to fund these virtual gatherings.