D037 Encourage All Ministries of The Episcopal Church to Assess Intersections with Migration

Final Status: Concurred as Amended

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention celebrate that immigrants are part of every community and congregation; and be it further

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention acknowledge that immigration and the lives of immigrants are intimately linked with diverse phenomena that are the focus of Ministries of The Episcopal Church, including but not limited to creation care, racial justice, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic justice, healthcare, social justice, and evangelism; and be it further

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention encourage all Ministries and organizations of The Episcopal Church, including local, diocesan, provincial, and churchwide ministries and seminaries, to assess how issues of migration intersect with these ministries, using a survey developed by Episcopal Migration MInistries in collaboration with Episcopal Migration Response Network; and be it further

Resolved, That completed surveys be compiled and sent to the Standing Commission on World Mission, who will then review and analyze the data with Episcopal Migration Ministries, which will then share the findings with the Executive Council Joint Standing Committees on Mission Within the Episcopal Church and Mission Beyond the Episcopal Church, and with participating ministries and organizations, for reflection and further action and report back to the 82nd General Convention.