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Episcopal Resolutions

Passed and Pending Resolutions:

The list, below, represents the resolutions of individual dioceses and of the Episcopal Church, USA, concerning the environment. If there is a missing resolution, please send the text of the resolution or the URL of its location to info[@eenonline.org] (please remove the square brackets before sending the e-mail).

2015

Presented at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, June 23-July 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Resolutions supported by the Episcopal Ecological Network:

Additional resolutions will be added as we become aware of them.

2014

2013

No information available on resolutions from dioceses.

2012

Presented at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 5-12, 2012, in Indianapolis, IN. Final disposition is indicated after the title.

Diocesan Resolutions:

2011

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2010

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2009

Presented at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 8-17, 2009, in Anaheim, CA. Final disposition is indicated after the title.

Diocesan Resolutions:

2008

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2007

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2006 (all below were presented at the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, June 13-21, 2006, in Columbus, OH)

  • a resolution on Regarding Environmental Stewardship from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
  • Executive Council Resolution from November, 2006, pertaining to Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution concerning several corporations (see note below)
  • Environmental Resolutions from the 75th General Convention, 2006

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2005

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2004

  • Executive Council resolution from February, 2004, pertaining to Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution (see note below)
  • Executive Council resolution from February, 2004, pertaining to Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2003

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2002

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2001

  • a Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production from the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
  • Executive Council Resolution from January, 2001, pertaining to Support for Environmental Principles (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution from February, 2001, pertaining to Mission of the Committee on National Concerns (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution from February, 2001, pertaining to Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution (see note below)
  • Executive Council Rresolution from June, 2001, pertaining to Support for Environmental Principles

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2000

  • a Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds, and Church-Related Activitiies from the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
  • Executive Council Resolution from January, 2000, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution concerning Social Responsibility in Investments (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution from October, 2000, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Endorsement of the CERES Principles for Environmental Responsibility (see note below)
  • Environmental Resolutions from the 73rd General Convention, 2000

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1999

  • Executive Council Resolution from October-November, 1999, on Puerto Rico: Island of Vieques (see note below)
  • Executive Council resolution from June, 1999, on Environmental Cleanup in Panama (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permits and texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1998

  • a Resolution for Episcopal Power and Light from the Episcopal Diocese of California
  • Executive Council Resolution from November, 1998, on US Urged to Pay Back Dues to the UN (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1997

  • Executive Council Resolution from November, 1997, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Kellwood Company (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution from November, 1997, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to International House of Pancakes (see note below)
  • Environmental Resolutions from the 72nd General Convention, 1997

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1996

Executive Council Resolution of October-November, 1995, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to International House of Pancakes. (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1995

  • Executive Council Resolution of February, 1995, on Establishment of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of October-November, 1995, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to General Motors (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of October-November, 1995, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Halliburton (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1994

  • a Resolution on Celebrating a Creation Cycle from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark
  • Executive Council Resolution of January-February, 1994, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to serveral companies (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of October-November, 1994, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to serveral companies (see note below)
  • Environmental Resolutions from the 71st General Convention, 1994

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1993

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1991

  • Executive Council Resolution of January, 1991, on Support of Gwich'in Athabascan Indians [from the Episcopal Public Policy Network Archives] (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of October-November 1991 on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to General Electric (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of October-November 1991 on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Westinghouse (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of January-February 1991, on Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of April, 1991, on Policy and Action Plan
  • Resolutions from the 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1990

  • Executive Council Resolution of March, 1990, on Resources on Stewardship of Creation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of June, 1990, on Challenge to Use Recycled Paper at General Convention
  • Executive Council Resolution of June, 1990, on an Approach to Global Economic Justice (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of June, 1990, on Commendation of the JPIC (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation) Report from the World Council of Churches
  • Executive Council resolution of June, 1990, on Day of Stewardship of the Global Environment (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of June, 1990, on Support for a DFMS Policy on Sustainable Development (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Burlington Resources Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to General Electric Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Westinghouse Electric Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Kerr-McGee Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Union Pacific Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1990, on Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Coastal Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution Of November, 1990, on Presiding Bishop's Consultation on the Environment and Sustainable Development (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1989

  • Executive Council resolution of February-March, 1989, on a Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to American Telephone and Telegraph (see note below)
  • Executive Council resolution of February-March, 1989, on a Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Emerson Electric (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of June, 1989, to Support for President's Environmental Program
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1989, on the Global Environmental Crisis
  • Executive Council resolution of November, 1989, on a Instructions for a Shareholder Resolution pertaining to Amoco Corporation (see note below)
  • Executive Council Resolution of November, 1989, on Support for Environmental Principles (see note below)

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1988 (all below were presented at the 69th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, in Detroit, MI)

1985 (all below were presented at the 68th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, in Anaheim, CA)

1982 (all below were presented at the 67th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, in New Orleans, LA)

1980

Executive Council resolution on Designation of Responsible Energy Sabbath

NOTE: Some of the above links may not function. In 2006, 2009, and 2012, the Episcopal Church, USA, restructured its website and changed many links. These links will be updated as time permitsand texts can be found. If you have an electronic copy of any of the above resolutions, please send them to news[@eenonline.org] (delete the square brackets before sending.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1979 (all below were presented at the 66th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, in Denver, CO)

1978

1977

Resolutions from other Judicatories:

Presbyterian Church, USA:

United Methodist Church:

If you know of other resolutions from dioceses within the Episcopal Church, USA, that should be listed here or, if you know of other resolutions from other judicatories, please send them to our webminister.

The EpEN is a national network of active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all Provinces and Dioceses within the church. Members come from around the Episcopal Church USA. The activities of the EpEN are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action.

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last update: 2015-06-30

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