246th Diocesan Convention Report
November 14, 2022
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Credit Union Moves Forward
The Rev. Matthew Oprendek gave delegates an update on the New York Episcopal Credit Union which had just received final approval and will be fully chartered within weeks. “It’s no longer a ‘proposed’ credit union,” he said.
Bishop’s Crosses Awarded to Cynthia Copeland and Kyoko Mary Toyama
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501(c)(3) to be set up to hold and administer reparations funds ~ Diocese commits to carbon neutrality by 2030 ~ Antiracism training required for all Diocesan appointees
All of the Resolutions Included in the Calendar of Business were passed. These included:
- The Budget
- The re-election of Sister Faith Margaret, CHS, as Treasurer of the Diocese
- The election of the Rev. Katharine Flexer as Secretary of Convention
- The election of Clark Anderson, Susan K. Jansen and Dulcie T. Mapondera as Trustees of Estate and Property for terms expiring 2024.
- Authorization of the establishment of a 501(c)(3) organization to “Hold and Administer the Corpus of Funds Received and Identified for Reparations”.
- The authorization and encouragement of diocesan-wise commemorations of Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights Day, December 10.
- Resolutions proposed by the Diocesan Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault that the Convention affirms General Convention Resolution 2022-C064, Break the Silence Sunday, and calls on churches to observe the Sunday closest to November 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and that in the Diocese of New York “there be zero tolerance on violence against all people within our homes, our schools, our communities and the church.”
- A resolution proposed by Yvonne O’Neal calling for the formation of an advisory group to plan for 80th anniversary programs on January 25, 2024 in honor of Florence Li Tim-Oi on the 80th anniversary of her vocation to the priesthood.
- A resolution from the Creation Care Committee committing the diocese to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and the work of staff and diocesan bodies by 2030, and urging all parishes of the diocese to establish and pursue the same goal.
- A resolution to increase the minimum clergy compensation by 7%.
- A resolution requiring antiracism training for all diocesan appointees.
- A resolution approving revisions to the lay compensation guidelines.
- A resolution from the floor increasing the supply clergy compensation rates.