R2021-06 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2021-06: Continuing the work of the Reparations Task Force

Whereas the mission of the Reparations Task Force is to seek out more equitable ways to live our Baptismal Covenant within Southern Ohio; and

Whereas the Task Force seeks to establish platforms for various congregations to have honest communication that broadens the understanding of how racial division and cultural intolerance separates us from communion with God; therefore be it

Resolved, that this 147th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio recognize and affirm the mission of the Reparations Task Force, and recommit ourselves toward truthful engagement and prayerful transformation of the historical forces that continue to divide us along racial lines, and be it further

Resolved, that the Reparations Task Force be directed to provide progress reports to the next three Diocesan Conventions with the purpose of repairing any racial and cultural breaches that separate us from the teachings of Jesus Christ.