A110 Clarify Distinction Between Biblical and Modern Israel

Final Status: Concurred as Amended

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention commit to clarifying, in liturgy and through education a basic distinction between biblical Israel and the modern State of Israel, in order to avoid a conflation of the two, and to reduce such confusion as contributes to the harmful effects of those religious ideologies popularly known as Christian Zionism, distinct from historic Jewish Zionism; and be it further

Resolved, that this resolution be referred to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and that they be instructed to develop educational resources regarding problematic or potentially confusing hymns and liturgical texts, including instances in the Book of Common Prayer; and be it further

Resolved, that the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music report back to the 82nd General Convention with its findings, including the educational resources.