D088 Dialogue with South Sudanese Anglican Diaspora

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention call upon the Presiding Bishop to appoint a task force of two bishops, two clergy and two lay persons to establish an official dialogue with the the South Sudanese American Anglican diaspora living in this country and the Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, That this task force report to the Executive Council at least once each year during the coming triennium; 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 $15,000.00 for the implementation of this resolution.

Explanation

While some South Sudanese American Anglicans have found ways to be connected to the Episcopal Church, many, many more are without any official connection or relationship with the Episcopal Church in the United State despite a strong desire to be in relationship and to be under ecclesial authority of TEC.


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