D098 The Promotion of Public Health
Resolved, that the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church affirms the role of the church and its ministers in promoting public health and disease prevention; and be it further
Resolved, that the Convention affirms that all ministers have a sacred responsibility to promote public health, the prevention of preventable disease, and the implementation of safeguards to keep congregations and communities safe; and be it further
Resolved, that Convention recognizes the many healthcare disparities exposed and made greater in our ethnic and minority communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and encourages all ministers to find ways to advocate and bring healing to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and be it further
Resolved, that Convention recognizes that addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the underrepresented and vulnerable is not only a public health concern but also an issue of equity, racial and social justice; and be it further
Resolved, that Convention recognizes that many of our non-domestic and foreign dioceses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison to our domestic dioceses; and be it further
Resolved, that Conventions encourage all church-wide and diocesan bodies to find ways to address disparities disproportionately impacting underrepresented and vulnerable communities, mission areas and dioceses.