R2022-06 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2022-06: 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 resolutions R2015-01 and R2019-02, directing the diocese to continue support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a minimum of 0.7% of the diocesan mission share assessment to fund SDG mission grants for the calendar years 2017-2022; and

Whereas, during those years the diocese has supported SDG grants to organizations 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 148th 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 mission share assessment for the calendar years 2024, 2025, and 2026; 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.


The following organizations have received SDG grants from the Diocese of Southern Ohio since 2017:

  • Transformations CDC
  • Caring Response Madagascar Foundation
  • Infinite Chance
  • Street Business School
  • El Hogar Ministries
  • Bread for Life
  • Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL)
  • Global Needs Fund
  • Episcopal Relief and Development
  • Global Episcopal Mission Network

For additional information on SDG grants visit EpiscopaliansInConnection.org/financial-assistance-2/ and click on “Sustainable Development”

For more on the SDGs and the global impact they are having: un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda


This resolution continues the allocation of 0.7% of the diocesan mission share assessment to the support of World Mission through application of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (formerly the Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015) to “build long-term relationships among partners, with emphasis on leadership development and sustainability.” This resolution will utilize approximately $17,293.42 of mission share monies collected.

Presented by

The Rev. David Kendall-Sperry, St. Peter’s, Delaware
The Rev. Abeoseh Flemister, Retired
The Rev. Joseph Kovitch, St. Matthew’s, Westerville
The Rev. Bruce Smith, Retired,
Ariel Miller, Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming
The Rev. Jason Emerson, St. Patrick’s, Dublin
The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson, St. John’s, Columbus
The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin, St. John’s, Worthington
Deborah Stokes, St. Philip’s, Columbus
The Rev. George Glazier, Trinity, London,
Lissa Barker, St. Patrick’s, Dublin,
James Allsop, St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights