M001 Commend Unity Statement from World Council of Churches

Proposed by

Standing Commission on World Mission

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention commend the World Council of Church’s unity statement entitled, “Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity,” as a theological resource to combat “the many sins of profound injustice, such as casteism, racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, colonialism, economic exploitation, the unequal distribution of power and resources, and the corruption of our relationships with creation, alongside so many kinds of alienation;” and be it further

Resolved, That General Convention direct The Episcopal Church to engage in prayerful introspection as to how it has confronted those sins and to seek reconciliation if and when it has been complicit in them.


In a world where unity can seem far off, the Standing Commission on World Mission wishes to uplift the work of the World Council of Church’s unity statement as a tool to embrace a united voice against the sin of injustice in all its forms. By memorializing this body of work, The Episcopal Church can enter into shared discernment with Christians across the globe who seek to prayerfully engage the reconciling power of Christ through prayer, confession, atonement and renewed attention to right action.