R2011-06

R2011-06 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2011-06: Structural reform of The Episcopal Church

Resolved, that the 137th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio urges the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to act boldly to achieve fundamental structural changes by 2015 for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ and the mission that He has entrusted to us as baptized members of his Body. As the Church undertakes this restructuring for the sake of our mission, it is essential that we keep always before us the good news of those who seek, the good news to the poor, the Baptismal Covenant, and the Marks of Mission; and be it further

Resolved, that the 137th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio urges that the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, collaborating with the interim bodies that have been working on restructuring, should jointly adopt an agreed upon process for deciding upon these matters in a transparent, fair, and expeditious way that preserves the stake of all baptized persons in the governance of the Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, that the Secretary of Convention be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the President of the House of Deputies, the Presiding Bishop, and all bishops and standing committees of the Episcopal Church, requesting that it be shared with members of the deputation of each diocese.