The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, meeting via teleconference June 8-11, 2020, affirmed several resolutions addressing anti-racism initiatives and encouragement of police reform.
“These resolutions speak to current realities in our Church and society,” read a note from the Rev. Molly F. James, Deputy Executive Officer of General Convention. “They commend the good work already happening and encourage dioceses, congregations, and individuals to take action in additional ways.”
Of special note, Bishop Michael Hanley of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon recommends the following documents for review by all clergy and people in the Diocese:
- Resolution MB 017 on Policing Reform
- Resolution MW 023 on Police Violence
- Resolution MW 025 on Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
- Resolution MW 029 on Regarding Death of Ahmaud Arbery