A046 Host a Racial Reconciliation Awards Program

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That it is recognized that people exhibit behavior following examples they see; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church staff will host an annual Racial Reconciliation Awards Program as defined by the Executive Council Committee and the Episcopal Church staff that will recognize individuals and organizations for their Racial Reconciliation efforts and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $5,000 per year for the implementation of this resolution until the Committee determines it is no longer needed.

Explanation

It is well-known that people tend to exhibit behavior when they see examples. The Committee believes that the Church needs to showcase examples of successful racial reconciliation efforts. Awards programs are a proven way to provide such a showcase.


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