A017 Creation of a Staff Position for Director of LGBTQI and Women’s Ministries

Final Status: Took No Further Action

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church direct the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to establish a staff position, Director of LGBTQI and Women’s Ministries, which would implement and expand upon the work identified by the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and Develop Anti-Sexism Training, including to

  • deploy, expand, and share the anti-sexism training modules developed by the Task Force;
  • implement resolution D030 (“Develop Resources and Training for Welcoming and Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Persons and Families”) by collecting and developing multilingual, multicultural churchwide resources to support our dioceses, provinces, churchwide leaders, and congregations in living into our commitments to welcome and support people and communities of diverse genders, including transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people;
  • offer trainings (in person and online) and create networks to form and mobilize women and people of diverse gender identities and sexualities, both lay and ordained, who can in turn lead faith-rooted trainings at the diocesan congregational levels to support the local church in addressing gender equality and in welcoming people of diverse genders and sexual orientations;
  • collect and disseminate data relevant to gender and sexual orientation equality within The Episcopal Church, in collaboration with relevant agencies and boards of the Church, such as the Office of Transition Ministries and the Church Pension Group)

And be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $300,000 for the implementation of this resolution.