D043 Support and Advocacy for Iraqi Christians

Final Status: Concurred

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention reaffirms its commitment to advocating for the protection and rights of Iraqi Christians and other persecuted minorities in Iraq, as they seek to live in harmony and security per Resolution 2018-D063; and be it further

Resolved, That Episcopal Church dioceses, congregations, and organizations work collaboratively with national and international organizations, other denominations, and government bodies to enhance visibility and encourage response to the issues faced by these vulnerable communities in Iraq; and be it further

Resolved, That Episcopal Church dioceses, congregations, and organizations partner with organizations such as Stand with Iraqi Christians, that provide economic investment for the creation of sustainable livelihoods for persecuted minorities in Iraq; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church commend and support the ministry of St. George’s Anglican Church in Bagdad, which provides vital services of health and education for all who seek its services, regardless of religious affiliation; and be it further

Resolved, That the Office of Government Relations be instructed to monitor U.S. policy in Iraq, informing individuals and parishes on ways to engage with policies and legislation in support of sustaining Christians and other minority groups in Iraq toward a sustainable and secure future for all Iraqi citizens.