Synod Scorecard

Synod Scorecard

Seventeen proposed resolutions were submitted and considered by General Synod 26 in Hartford. Here’s a run-down of each resolution, as titled by its sponsor, and what actions were taken.

Online news articles about each of the resolutions are available at ucc.org/news. Texts of the proposed and final resolutions can be found online at ucc.org/synod/resolutions.

Articles about the implementation of these resolutions, if adopted, will appear in subsequent issues of United Church News throughout the coming year.

A CALL TO END MIGRANT DEATHS AND THE U.S. BLOCKADE STRATEGY OF
BORDER ENFORCEMENT
Combined with similar resolutions into new motion, adopted June 26.

AGAINST DEPLETED URANIUM WEAPONS
Adopted, as amended by committee, June 26.

A REAFFIRMATION OF MARRIAGE BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD
Voted to take no action, June 26

A REAFFIRMATION OF THE HISTORIC AND ECUMENICAL CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
ON MARRIAGE
Voted to take no action, June 26

CALL FOR A MORE HUMANE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION POLICY
Combined with similar resolutions into new motion, adopted June 26.

CHANGING THE COMPOSITION OF THE GENERAL SYNOD
Adopted a substitute resolution directing Executive Council to work closely with Conferences to increase local church involvement in General Synod, June 26.

IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES
Combined with similar resolutions into new motion, adopted June 26.

LEGALIZATION OF PHYSICIAN AID IN DYING
Adopted but amended by committee to call for a churchwide study on the issue, June 26.

REAFFIRMING OUR FAITH TO RETAIN OUR CHURCHES
Adopted, with amendments, June 26.

REGARDING THE TAR CREEK SUPERFUND SITE
Adopted on June 25.

RENEWING THE COVENANT WITH THE RURAL CHURCH
Adopted on June 26.

RETURNING TO UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Voted to take no action, June 26.

A RESOLUTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Adopted, with an amendment, on June 25.

A RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE 2007 AS A SABBATH YEAR
Adopted on June 25.

IN SUPPORT OF A RENEWED AND BALANCED STUDY AND RESPONSE TO THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL
Referred by Committee on Reference to the Executive Council for Implementation.

A CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE PERSECUTED IN THE PHILIPPINES
Adopted on June 26.

A RESOLUTION ON WORKER JUSTICE AT SMITHFIELD
Adopted on June 25.

All resolutions are not considered final until the minutes of General Synod are approved by the Executive Council this fall.
 

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J. Bennett Guess
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Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3801
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