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NEHM at General Convention!

submitted July 01, 2012 by Matthew Ellis   |   comments

Here are the resolutions we are following at General Convention, with updates as of 3:30 p.m. p.m. Thursday, July 12:

A163: Monitoring HIV Guide: SC on Health 10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglishATT_GUIDE.pdf  Proposes that The National Episcopal AIDS Coalition establish baseline data for current practices throughout the church using its guide, HIV, Health & Holiness: A Guide for the Episcopal Church. 

  • Action is to concur. 

A164: Utilization of HIV/AIDS Resources: SC on Health 10 - Social and Urban Affairs, English Advocates for the use of HIV, Health and Holiness as a guide for the compassionate treatment of persons infected with HIV, helping them achieve greater spiritual, mental, and physical health in their communities.

  • Committee recommends to concur, discharge.

A165: HIV/AIDS Health Ministry Education: SC on Health 15 - Education, HDEnglish Encourages ongoing programming and education as part of parish health ministry, compiled by the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition (NEAC) and National Episcopal Health Ministries (NEHM). 

  • Action is to concur.

A166: Week of Prayer for Healing of AIDS: SC on Health 13 - Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music, HBEnglish Urges parish and dioceses to participate in National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS during its annual observance: the first Sunday in March.

  • Committee recommends to concur.

A167: HIV Welcoming Parish Initiative: SC on Health 12 - Evangelism, HDEnglish Proposes that the HIV Welcoming Parish initiative, launching October 2012, serve as a tool to reduce stigma associated with HIV and for parishes to become certified as a HIV Welcoming Parish.

  • Committee recommends to concur.

A039: Improve the Church’s Health Care Outreach: Health Care SC on Health10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Proposes forums and partnerships to educate parishioners about health care reform law and increase local health care access through partnerships with community centers.

  • Committee recommends to concur - discharge.

A040: Establish the Church as the Moral Voice of Health Care: Health CareSC on Health 10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Seeks moral commitment supporting full implementation and funding of health care reform law in the United States, including support of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Committee recommends to concur with amendment, floor changes.

A140: Advocate for Maternal and Infant Health: Health Care EC Committee on the Status of Women09 - National and International Concerns, HDEnglish Proposes the Office of Government Relations partner with international and domestic efforts to encourage legislation, programs, services and advocacy for improving maternal health and infant development.

  • Action is to concur.

A085: Asset Based Community Development: Economic Development SC on Social Justice & Public Policy10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Calls for congregations to partner across social and economic boundaries to share resources and engage congregants for service, witness and empowerment.

  • Committee recommends to concur - discharge.

A137: Strengthening Families: Family Planning EC Committee on the Status of Women10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Proposes health insurance providers used by churches, dioceses and church-related agencies provide coverage for infertility treatment, as costs can range from $1500 per cycle to $12,000.

  • Action is to concur. 

A013: Study Genetically Modified Food Crops: Genetics SC on Anglican and Int'l Peace with Justice Concerns09 - National and International Concerns, HDEnglish Calls for policy allowing Office of Government Relations to respond to Congressional farm bills and other federal policy or legislation. These issues may address global economic development, environment, sustainable agriculture, health and nutrition.

  • Action is to concur.

B008: Focusing on Those Living in Poverty: Poverty The Rt. Rev. J. Michael Garrison10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Calls for agendas for all meetings in 2013 to begin with question: “How will what we are doing here affect or involve those living in poverty?”

  • Action is to concur, discharge.

C038: Relief for the Homeless and Poor :Poverty Bethlehem10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Proposes that parishes and dioceses discern the Church’s call to homeless and poor today, seeking to “change systems that limit society’s potential for achieving a just distribution of the necessary means of life.”

  • Committee recommends to concur - discharge.

C086: Poverty El Camino Real 10 - Social and Urban Affairs, HBEnglish Seeks to uncover the cultural and economic systems that keep individuals locked in persistent poverty, its root cause, and work with communities to advocate for change.

  • Committee recommends to concur - discharge.

Are there any other resolutions you think we should be tracking? 

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