A091 Amend Canon III.9 and III.7 - Equity in Clergy Hiring and Appointment Practices

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That Canon III.9 is hereby amended to add the following to read as follows:

Section 3: The Appointment of Priests:

(a) No priest shall be discriminated against in the call or appointment process of this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, nation of origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise provided by these Canons.

and be it further

Resolved, That the existing sections be numbered appropriately; and be it further

Resolved, That Canon III.7.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 1. Deacons serve directly under the authority of and are accountable to the Bishop, or in the absence of the Bishop, the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese. No deacon shall be discriminated against in the appointment process of this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, nation of origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise provided by these Canons.


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