C001 Regarding Anti-Semitism and Palestinian Christians

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention recognizes that the Church has at times in its history been guilty of anti-Semitic words and actions and that Anglicans and Episcopalians have not been without fault in this regard; and be it further

Resolved, that this General Convention recognizes that the evil of anti-Semitism continues to infect our society today; and be it further

Resolved, that this General Convention notes that our Church has been made aware by our Jewish neighbors that some of our discourse surrounding the Israeli- Palestinian conflict has been experienced by them as anti-Semitic; and be it further

Resolved, that this General Convention gives thanks to God that we are blessed to be in communion with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem; and be it further

Resolved, That this General Convention resolutely and unequivocally rejects and abhors anti-Semitism in all of its manifestations: in thought, word, or deed, in things done or things left undone; and be it further

Resolved, That our Church commits itself anew to avoid anti-Semitic rhetoric, not least in our discourse regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and be it further

Resolved, that in regard to its policies with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this Church will seek to know the mind of, and, insofar as it is not prohibited by our Constitution and Canons, defer to the interests of our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, not least the Most Reverend Hosam Naoum, Bishop in Jerusalem, and his successors; and be it further

Resolved, that this 80th General Convention sends its warmest greetings to Archbishop Naoum and to all of our brothers and sisters in his Diocese, praying without ceasing with the Psalmist for the peace of Jerusalem, and upholding especially in prayer those God has called to be His ambassadors in the Land of the Holy One.