R2019-03: Recommitting to Support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Whereas, in response to General Convention Resolution 2015-A021 the 141st Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio passed resolution R15-01, directing the diocese to continue support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a minimum of 0.7% of the diocesan budget to fund SDG mission grants for the calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019; and
Whereas during those years the diocese has supported SDG grants to congregations and organizations to partners with missions throughout the world; and
Whereas the SDGs are having a significant impact on eradicating disease and poverty worldwide; therefore, be it
Resolved, that in consideration of Resolution B026 of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio direct the diocese to continue to support the SDGs at a minimum of 0.7% of the diocesan budget for the next triennium, calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022; and be it further
Resolved, that SDG mission grants be used to fund world mission programs which address the SDGs and build long-term relationships among partners, with emphasis on leadership development and sustainability.