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Resolution # 1 – A Resolution of Support for Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Long Island (as amended)

BE IT RESOLVED that the 14th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island directs Diocesan Council to investigate how to support Long Island United Campus Ministries, Inc. (LIUCM) through prayer, lay and ordained presence on the Board of Directors of the ministries at specific campuses and through a possible gift of financial support for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.

Resolution #2 - Concerning Bullying and our Response

BE IT RESOLVED that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island urges parishes and congregations to identify types and instances of bullying that occurs within the congregation and also that is experienced by parishioners, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that those in leadership are strongly urged to create and implement a zero tolerance policy towards bullying in their parishes and define strategies for resolving said conflicts, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that congregations are asked to report to the Secretary of Convention by the 146th Convention of this Diocese as to the implementation and progress of this resolution.

Resolution #3 - Concerning Representation of Youth on Vestries or Bishop’s Committees

BE IT RESOLVED that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island, encourages parishes and congregations of the Diocese to revise their by-laws to provide for a youth member of the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee, who will have voice but no vote, and whose choosing will be determined by same Vestry or Bishop’s Committee; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this same Convention strongly urges the Vestries and Bishop’s Committees of this Diocese to provide regular and adequate time in their agendas to hear reports on and discuss the issues important to the youth of the parish or congregation; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the congregations of this Diocese are asked to report to the Secretary of Convention by the 146th Convention of this Diocese with the name, if any, of the youth member of the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee, and what action, if any, was taken to provide time for said reporting.

Resolution #4 - Concerning Representation of Youth on Diocesan Council

BE IT RESOLVED that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island directs the Committee on Canons to review how, and, if possible, develop a mechanism by which, the youth of this Diocese may be given representation through seat and voice on Diocesan Council, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Convention strongly urges Diocesan Council to make provision for regular and adequate time in their agenda to hear reports on and discuss the issues important to the youth of this Diocese, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Committee and Council report to the Secretary of Convention by the 146th Convention of this Diocese as to the progress and implementation of this resolution.

Resolution #5 - Concerning 2012 Base Diocesan Minimum Compensation

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Resolution #6 - A Model Resolution for Dioceses to Submit a Resolution for Structural Reform To the 77th General Convention
(As amended)

Resolved, that the 145th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, in support of the position taken by Bishop Stacy Sauls, directs that the following resolution be filed with the Secretary of the General Convention for consideration by the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church:

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, there shall be a Special Commission on Missional Structure and Strategy, the composition of which shall be at the discretion of the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies and the members of which shall be appointed jointly thereby not later than thirty days following the adjournment of this 77th General Convention. The Special Commission shall be charged with presenting a plan to the Church for reforming its structures, governance, administration, and staff to facilitate this Church’s faithful engagement in Christ’s mission to proclaim good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed, and the acceptable year of the Lord (Lk. 4:18) in a way that maximizes the resources available for that mission at all levels of this Church.

Resolved, the Special Commission shall endeavor to issue its report and recommendations along with resolutions necessary to implement them, including proposed amendments to the Constitution and Canons of this Church, so that they might be considered by a special General Convention prior to the convening of the 78th General Convention in 2015, but in any event, not later than February 1, 2015.

Resolved, the General Convention requests the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $100,000 for the implementation of this resolution.

Resolution #7 - Resolution on Support for Those Studying for Ordained Ministry

Resolved: That the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island at its convention meeting on November 11th and 12th, 2011, urges the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church and its Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) to extend the funding of Support for Those Studying for the Ordained Ministry in the coming triennium for the amounts of $100,000 in year one, $150,000 in year two, and $200,000 in year three for the purpose of providing needs-based scholarships for Episcopal Seminarians. And be it further

Resolved: That said funds be administered and distributed to needy seminarians through the Scholarship Program of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM), said Society having administered funding for seminarians for 154 years. And be it further

Resolved: That the 77th General Convention is urged to request that SIM report annually to the Executive Council on this work and its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the future ordained leaders of this Church and that the Executive Council, in turn, provide a full report to the 78th General Convention.

Resolution #9 Concerning Support for Occupy Wall Street and All Peaceful Movements for Economic and Social Justice

BE IT RESOLVED that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island supports the October 23rd resolution of Executive Council stating that “the growing movement of peaceful protests in public spaces in the United States and throughout the world in resistance to the exploitation of people for profit or power bears faithful witness in the tradition of Jesus to the sinful inequities in society" and calling upon "Episcopalians to witness in the tradition of Jesus to inequities in society."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this convention recognizes the necessity for economic and social justice, accountability and fairness in the financial systems of our world and the promise of spiritual and democratic renewal for all.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this convention calls upon all elected officials and those in the financial industry to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the dignity of every human being.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Convention acknowledges the deep spiritual issues caused by the callousness, greed and exploitation currently plaguing our society. We stand with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and all those who speak out for economic and social justice in our midst.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this convention encourages members of The Diocese of Long Island to use their resources to support movements laboring to create a more just society.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this convention direct the Secretary of Convention to immediately publish this resolution on the Diocesan website, in the Dominion, and to send a press release to all major New York and national news outlets.

Courtesy Resolutions

A Courtesy Resolution – Thanking Long Island’s Bishops

Resolved, that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island offers thanks for the witness and ministry of its leaders who faithfully served this diocese in the past; and, be it further,

Resolved, that the Secretary of Convention send greetings on behalf of this Convention to Bishops Robert Witcher and Orris Walker, and to Bishops Richard Martin, Rodney Michel, and James Ottley.

A Courtesy Resolution – Thanking Companion Dioceses

Resolved, that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island gives thanks our Companion Diocese relationships; and be it further,

Resolved, that the Secretary of Convention send our prayers and greetings to the bishop, clergy and people of the Diocese of Ecuador Central and the Diocese of Torit.

A Courtesy Resolution – Thanking Ecumenical Relationships

Resolved, that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island gives thanks for all our ecumenical relationships; and be it further,

Resolved, that the Secretary of Convention send the greetings of this Convention to Bishop Robert Rimbo of the New York Metropolitan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; to The Most Reverend William Murphy, Roman Catholic Bishop of Rockville Centre and The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn; and, to The Reverend Thomas Goodhue, Executive Director of the Long Island Council of Churches.

A Courtesy Resolution – Greetings to Those Gathered for Occupy Wall Street

Resolved that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island directs The Reverend John Merz and The Reverend Michael Sniffen to bring greetings to those involved with Occupy Wall Street.

A Courtesy Resolution – Greetings and Prayers for the Episcopal Diocese of New York

Resolved that the Secretary of Convention send the prayers and well-wishes of the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island to the Diocese of New York as they gather to elect their bishop coadjutor next week.

A Courtesy Resolution – Thanking Diocesan Staff and Committee on Dispatch of Business

Resolved that the 145th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Staff of the Diocese and the Committee on Dispatch of Business for their efforts in planning and preparing for this year's convention.

 
 
 
 
 
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