The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

CT topics and issues

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (Diocese of Connecticut) submitted four resolutions through its Annual Convention, all of which will have the "C" designation denoting their origin in a diocese or province. Province One (New England) submitted three. Bishop Douglas submitted three; Deputy Molly James submitted three. Other resolutions were influenced by ECCT members who served as leaders on several interim bodies. These resolutions include:

RESOLUTIONS FROM ECCT'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
  • C028, Amend Canon 11.4. Add a section to allow congregations use of authorized Anglican books of worship, with the bishop diocesan's permission. Complete. Refer to an interim body.
  • C029, Clergy Compensation by Race - Complete. Concurred.
  • C030, Proposed Baptismal Language, Authorize trial addition of a question to the Baptismal Covenant, related to care for God's creation
  • C031, Minimize Gendered Language (in any Prayer Book revisions). On HOD consent for 7/13, to refer to take no further action.
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RESOLUTIONS FROM BISHOP IAN T. DOUGLAS
  • B008, Stewardship in Communities of Color. Complete. Concurred
  • B009, Civil Discourse. Complete. Concurred
  • B010, Concerning the Service of the Church. Completed. Referred to SCLM
RESOLUTIONS FROM THE REV. DR. MOLLY F. JAMES
  • D033, Amend Canons IV.2 and IV.6 - Churchwide Intake Officer - On July 13 HOB consent calendar to concur to refer to an interim body.
  • D034, Amend Canon IV.19.4, Suspending Statute of Limitations - Concluded. Concurred.
  • D035, Amend Canon III.9 regarding Reconciliation and Mediation Between Clergy - Complete. Rejected
RESOLUTIONS FROM PROVINCE ONE
  • C037, Call to Respond to Opioid Epidemic - 3:12 pm still says "Pending"
  • C038, Safeguard the Rights of Palestinian Children – Complete.Take no further action.
  • C039, Amend Parochial Report – Complete. Take no further action 
RESOLUTIONS RE: SAFE CHURCH TRAINING (ECCT's Canon for Mission Integrity & Training Robin Hammeal-Urban chaired the Task Force to Update Sexual Misconduct Policies.
  • A048: Establish Committee to Oversee Creation of Training Materials: Establish a committee to oversee the development of training material. Revised A048 has elements of A049 (host model policies on DFMS website) and A050 (addresses funding) included. Completed. Concurred.
  • A051: Modify Parochial Report: This would add information on the status of parish safe church self-audits on diocesan parochial reports, as a basis for tracking accountability. Completed. Concurred.