D044 Owning a Commitment to Reparations

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (TEC) endorse the creation of an independent Reparations Fund Commission, with its Convener and at least 60% of its membership being persons of color; and be it further

Resolved, That the establishment of this Commission will be overseen by the Episcopal Coalition for Racial Equity and Justice; and be it further

Resolved, That the charge to the Commission is the creation of a substantial fund from TEC assets, the purpose of which is a sustained, meaningful, tangible response to the historic and ongoing legacy of slavery and displacement of Indigenous peoples of what is now the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That the magnitude of this fund and date for accomplishing the target amount will be determined by the Commission; and be it further

Resolved, That the Reparations Fund Commission or an entity that it approves will be responsible for defining and implementing payments of reparation.