Executive Council: January 2021 Province II Council Report: February 3, 2021
Major Decisions: White Supremacy Resolution
TEC-wide Repercussions Racial Justice Audit has been released via Canon Stephanie Spellers’ office, Evangelism, Creation and Reconciliation
Major long-time coming TEC-wide initiative to garner valuable information and statistics about the ethnic and racial composition of TEC, lay and cleric.
I was interviewed while the report was being compiled; I was also a reviewer of a draft of the document.
The Audit is comprehensive and includes some telling excerpts of narrative testimony by some voices included in the audit.
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Task Force to Study the Church Pension Fund This report is the result of a 60-year call via various GC resolutions.
Its immediate impetus was resolution A060 from the 79th GC in 2018.
The Task Force report was anticipated in December 2019.
An executive summary of the Task Force report is available.
Sally Johnson, chancellor to PHOD, explained the legal structure of the Church Pension Fund, its creation out of TEC resolution, but its separation as a fiduciary corporation, subject to NY state laws.
A clerical member of Executive Council narrated his family’s three generation relationship with TEC pensions.
Testimony inadvertently highlighted the inequities in financial remuneration and therefore pensions between white clergy and newer clergy of color in TEC.
Ministry Within Deliberations and Reports Reports from
Church Planting Grants
Evangelism and YACM Grants
Department of Faith Formation Resolution C014 (2018): Suicide Prevention Over 1000 licenses provided for those trained to counsel against suicide.
EYE Large Youth Gatherings: Postponed until COVID safe environments.