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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from the Episcopal Church

Reaffirm Commitment to Millennium Development Goals as a Mission Priority

Proposed Resolution for the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA, July 2012

Resolution A011: Reaffirm Commitment to Millennium Development Goals as a Mission Priority

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 77th General Convention affirms its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals as a primary mission priority through 2015 and pledges to redouble its efforts in pursuit of achievement of these goals by 2015; and be it further

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention requests that the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget & Finance include in the 2013-2015 General Convention Budget a line item of no less than 0.7% of the non-government revenue of the Episcopal Church to support the Millennium Development Goals; and that this 0.7% commitment will be a visible and prophetic act of leadership in fighting global poverty; and be it further

Resolved, That the funds from the 0.7% line item be contributed to a campaign for the 2013-2015 triennium to be led and administered by Episcopal Relief & Development in support of its programs that are working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


Proposer: Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns

Explanation:

The Episcopal Church has been a leader among communities of faith, nationally and globally, in calling attention to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as one way of responding to God's mission of reconciliation.

Countless individual Episcopalians as well as Episcopal parishes and dioceses have taken up the challenge to meet the MDGs by contributing 0.7% of their annual income to international development as commended by 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I.15 and General Convention resolutions 2003-D066, 2006-D022, and 2009-D016.

It is important for The Episcopal Church to provide continued leadership through 2015, which marks the date by which the MDGs are to be met.

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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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