A021 Amend Canon III.8.5(g)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 79th General Convention recognize the critical importance of ordained leadership in prophesying change in communities and nations, especially in ethical issues; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention proclaim that the degradation and destruction of God’s Creation by human beings is among the most pressing ethical issues of our time and a perversion of our original commandment to “have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Genesis 1.28); and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention acknowledge the lack of training most clergy have in Christian Environmental Ethics and Stewardship of Creation; and be it further

Resolved, That Canon III.3.8.5(g)(4) is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5 (g)(4) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology - including environmental ethics and theology

And be it further

Resolved, That Canon III.3.8.5 (g)(6) is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5 (g)(6) The Practice of Ministry in contemporary society, including leadership, evangelism, stewardship, ecumenism, interfaith relations, mission theology, environmental stewardship and care of creation, and the historical and contemporary experience of racial and minority groups.


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