Resolutions to Convention

Convention rules require resolutions to be submitted to the Committee on Dispatch of Business 30 days prior to Convention or else receive the consent of two-thirds of the members of Convention to be moved from the floor.

Resolutions must be received by October 3, 2017.

Resolution form 

Resolutions to the 180th Annual Convention

NumberDescriptionPurposeReferred toAction
R1Ecumenical Sunday and Week of Prayer for Christian UnityObservance of Ecumenical Sunday, January 21, 2018 and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2018Resolutions Hearing (Conference Room - Second Floor- St. James Ministry Center)Passed
R2 AmendedCreate a Missional Review Working GroupTo create a working group to address the questions of congregational vitality and viability raised in the Assessment Study Committee Report of September 1, 2017Resolution Hearing (Conference Room - Second Floor- St. James Ministry Center)Passed as Amended
R3Amend Canon 30, Section 2To amend Canon 30, Section 2 to provide that the Executive Board of the Diocese will elect the members of the Boards of Trustees of Diocesan Schools. This change requested because Diocesan Convention is now held in the late fall instead of late February or early March. A late fall meeting is too early for the two Diocesan Schools, St. Martin’s Episcopal School and The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, to review the gifts, talents and experience needed for new members and to recruit members to fulfill these needs. The Executive Board is authorized act for the Diocesan Convention between meetings of the Convention. Making the proposed change keeps the decision-making consistent with current polity and allows the Diocesan Schools sufficient time to submit their recommendations to the Bishop so that he can present nominations to the Executive Board by early spring.Constitutional & Canons Hearing (CSF Atrium - Third Floor- St. James Ministry Center)Passed
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