A131 Resolution Regarding Language

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention establish the phrase People of Color, 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 if 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.