A129 Resolution for a Forensic Audit of the Funds of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society

This resolution is part of our reckoning with our church’s participation in and complicity with historical and current racial injustices. Forensic audits of other institutions have revealed the depth and breadth of this direct involvement and complicity. This kind of audit will produce data that will make a measure of healing old hurts and righting old wrongs possible.

The General Convention does not have the authority to require dioceses and other Episcopal institutions to follow suit with their own forensic audits. However, if passed, this resolution will carry moral authority in commending a piece of reckoning to the dioceses and other institutions who have not yet done such an audit. If passed, the Executive Council will be obligated to provide some financial assistance to dioceses that need it in order to comply with the intent of the resolution.