A209 Reunification with La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention expresses its joy at the request of the community of La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba (IEC) to reunite our two bodies and welcomes the prospect of restoring the relationship between The Episcopal Church (TEC) and IEC; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention laments the actions of the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church in 1966 that led to the precipitous and painful separation of these two bodies; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention express its deep gratitude to the Anglican Church of Canada for its long and continuing support for La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba; and be it further

Resolved, That TEC and IEC seek to employ God’s justice to confront our shared brokenness, and to equip and empower our efforts toward healing, wholeness and reconciliation for generations to come; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention desires complete reunification of IEC with TEC; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention expresses our deep regret that structural and constitutional issues prevent the realization of our fullest expression of reunification at the 79th General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention expresses our eagerness to share a future in which TEC is informed by the extraordinary circumstances surrounding IEC that have produced widespread and empowered lay leadership, as well as resilient and creative clergy, with an exceptional missional skillset and a heart for evangelism that is essential for future health and vitality of the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.


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