SWIC-Resolution D063 Accepted

Resolution D063 Supporting Christians in Iraq

SWIC at the Episcopal General Convention 2018Fr. Chris, George Vosburgh, and many others were able to draft and amend a resolution that was accepted by the House of Deputies in Austin on Tuesday, July 10th at the Episcopal General Convention. Many thanks to all SWIC donors and volunteers who have helped to grow our organization. The Episcopal Church in the U.S. now recognizes our efforts in collaboration with the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. The resolution reads in part:

“Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the General Convention of the Episcopal Church express its support for the right of all Christians and other persecuted minorities in Iraq to live their life of faith and develop their communities free of persecution, discrimination and violence; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention encourages The Episcopal Church, working in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, to provide prayers, friendship, and material support as determined by the needs and aspirations of Iraq’s Christians, as an expression of our love and recognition of their religious, cultural, and humanitarian inclusion in the sacred Body of Christ; …”