“‘American Civil Liberties’ resolution of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church” @ Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Posted on July 17, 2012
July 16, 2012: “‘American Civil Liberties’ resolution of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 77th General Convention urge each congregation in The Episcopal Church to become a model for peacemaking in our society by encouraging its members to commit themselves to nonviolent and peaceable behavior in their relationships with others and to express concern about attacks on human rights, including attacks on the right to dissent from U.S. government policy; and be it further resolved:
That the General Convention express its concern through its Office of Government Relations that use of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, the Patriot Act, and the Supreme Court decision in Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project have a chilling effect on God’s call to peacemaking and unduly impact the Arab, Palestinian and Muslim communities in the United States………………”
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