Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That a position for women’s ministries and networks be established and staffed, either by an independent contractor or an employee under the direction of the Presiding Bishop, no later than June 1, 2019; and be it further
Resolved, That the person in the position be empowered to serve as a network catalyst to existing movements and programs across the Church, mobilizing women leaders, both lay and ordained; and be it further
Resolved, That the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance consider a budget allocation of at least $390,000 for the triennium, consisting of $100,000 per year allocated for the salary and benefits for a full time director position and $30,000 per year for programs associated with the work of this position to create a self-sustaining model for a vibrant network of women’s ministries across the Church.
The 78th General Convention passed C2015-A032 Reinstate Women’s Desk. It was not acted upon by Executive Committee during this triennium. Because of the continued gender bias in The Episcopal Church (see annual Church Compensation Reports from the Church Pension Fund), this staff position is a reasonable step towards greater gender equality.
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