A109 Commend and Expand Liturgical Resources in Recognition of the End of Slavery

Final Status: Concurred as Amended

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to make available at episcopalcommonprayer.org liturgical materials it has collected lamenting the historic evil of slavery and celebrating the emancipation of enslaved peoples; and be it further 

Resolved, That the SCLM continue to collect and develop liturgical materials in consultation with church leaders in nations, commonwealths, or convocations of churches where The Episcopal Church has dioceses or convocations and where slavery is a part of the national history; and be it further 

Resolved, That the SCLM present these materials to the 82nd General Convention for consideration for inclusion in The Book of Occasional Services (or other appropriate location); and be it further 

Resolved, That dioceses and congregations be encouraged to develop local commemorations lamenting slavery and its effects and celebrating emancipation on days deemed appropriate by them and to submit them to the SCLM through the portal on episcopalcommonprayer.org.