R2018-03: Becoming Beloved Community

R2018-03: Becoming Beloved Community 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

2018-03: Becoming Beloved Community

RESOLVED, that this 144th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio affirms and endorses the resolutions of the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held in July 2018, on Becoming Beloved Community; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this Convention encourages every congregation and entity of the Diocese of Southern Ohio to live into our baptismal covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being;” and to create communities in which all people are beloved and embraced; and be it further

RESOLVED, that we commit ourselves to work diligently and to pray fervently for the transformation of ourselves and of our communities of faith to dismantle racism and injustice in all of their forms; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Becoming Beloved Community Task Force be directed to oversee diocesan efforts to comply with the 79th General Convention resolutions and be required to report to Diocesan Council at each of its meetings until the 145th Diocesan Convention.