(2012-2015) 08 - Social Justice and United States Policy
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah joins in pain, grief, and sorrow with the families and friends of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Myra Thompson, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, Susie Jackson, and Ethel Lance, who were slain in a racist act of violence. As our hearts go out to them, The Episcopal Church stands in solidarity with the people of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, our brothers and sisters of the wider African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the people of Charleston, South Carolina as they respond with acts of forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice.