A013 Facilitating the Development of the Church's Ministry of the Care of Creation

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention affirm the Presiding Officers’ call to the Church to recognize Care of Creation as an integral part of The Jesus Movement; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention establish the role of Officer for the Stewardship of Creation as a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff to directly support the work of The Episcopal Church in issues of Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation; and be it further

Resolved, That this role shall be responsible to serve as a resource person for the Church, a liaison between parishes and Episcopal institutions with their many creation care initiatives, network developer for sharing best practices, contact person for the denomination, partners and parishes, ambassador between evangelism, racial justice and stewardship of creation, and advocate for funding, visibility and action; and be it further

Resolved, that the General Convention request that the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance allocate $390,000 for the cost of this position for the 2019-2021 triennium.

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