Resolutions Hearings

New for 2021
Diocesan Convention Resolutions Hearing Process

Convention resolutions are statements that reflect the mind of the diocese on a host of matters from social and justice issues to ministry and business practices. Hearings provide an opportunity for convention members to meet with the Resolutions Committee and sponsors of resolutions to ask questions, express concerns, suggest changes, or make comments on resolutions well in advance of our fall convention.

Resolutions are adopted through the legislative process. This year, groups and ministries considering resolutions for consideration at the fall convention were invited to submit resolutions early to allow for a hearings process, which provides the opportunity to discuss and comment on resolutions before the legislative process begins once resolutions are submitted at the canonical deadline in September.

Hearings are hosted by the Resolutions Committee and attended by the sponsors of the resolutions. Following the hearings, resolution sponsors have an opportunity to perfect the resolution, submitting a final version before the canonical deadline in September.

Four resolutions were submitted by the August 11 Early Bird deadline. Hearings will focus on resolutions from specific sponsors as shown below. The text of each resolution is linked below and posted on the Convention page.

These hearings are scheduled on Zoom for the dates and times below. Pre-registration is required to attend each session.

Sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing in the lead up to Convention.
Dates & Information:
Canonical Deadline to submit resolutions: September 14, 2021
Optional pre-convention activities: Monday-Thursday, October 25-28, 2021
Convention (held virtually online): Friday-Saturday, October 29-30, 2021
Email the Resolutions Committee:
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