Resolutions Submitted for Consideration by the Thirtieth General Synod

The following resolutions have been received by the Office of the General Minister and President prior to the deadline established by the Standing Rules of the Thirtieth General Synod. Receipt and release of these resolutions for pre-Synod consideration by delegates and other interested parties should not be considered an indication any or all of them will come before the General Synod. These resolutions are now being researched by the Board of Director’s Committee on Disposition and its staff, before consideration by the full Board of Directors in March. Any resolution must meet all of the requirements of the Standing Rules (see Standing Rule 12). The Board of Directors will decide in March whether these resolutions meet those requirements and make a determination as to their disposition.

Please note that resolutions 4 and 15 have the same title and are virtually identical in wording but are just enough different that the Committee on Disposition will need to consider them separately.

Lee Foley
Administrator-The Thirtieth General Synod
January 30, 2015




#1 Commemorating 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#2 Dismantling Discriminatory Systems of Mass Incarceration (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#3 Resolution to Change the Racially Demeaning Name, Mascot and Imagery of the Washington National Football League Team (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#4 A Call for the United Church of Christ to Take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#5 Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#6 A Call for Peace, Justice and Reunification (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#7 Dismantling the New Jim Crow (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#8 Resolution on Full Communion Relationship Bewteen the United Church of Christ and United Church of Canada (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

#9 Developing Welcoming Inclusive Supportive and Engaged Congregations for Mental Health (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

#10 Resolution to Support Legislation Requiring Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods on Food Packaging (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#11 Resolution Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Just Peace Pronouncement by Recommitting Ourselves to be a Just Peace Church (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#12 Calling on the United Church of Christ to recognize the Actions of Israel Against the Palestinians as Apartheid (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#13 Responsible Stewardship of the Outer Space Environment (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#14 Calling the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Ethical and Compassionate Treatment of Undocumented Immigrant Children (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#15 A Call for the United Church of Christ to Take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

#16 Resolution Urging Socially Responsible Investment Practices UCF & PB (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Formal Motions
A Formal Motion is a matter coming before Synod which is not a Pronouncement, Proposal for Action or Resolution. An affirmative vote by delegates is required for adoption of a Formal Motion.

General Synod resolutions through General Synod 29