Resolutions Submitted for Consideration by the Thirty-first General Synod

Acting on the advice of the Committee on Disposition the United Church of Christ Board of Directors, acting as the Business Committee of the Thirty-first General Synod, has recommended to the General Synod on the disposition of the following resolutions submitted in compliance with the Standing Rules of the Thirtieth-first General Synod;

Lee Foley
Administrator-The Thirty-first General Synod
March 24, 2017




On Enhanced Support of American Missionary Association Founded Churches that Participated in the Merger Forming the United Church of Christ (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral a Committee of the General Synod

Calling for Participation with the Boy Scouts of America Through Inclusive Scouting Programs (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral directly to a previously established implementing body

A Call for the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

On Corporal Punishment of Children in Homes and Institutions (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Resolution Declaring the Work of the Pattern of Giving in the United Church of Christ Complete (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

The Disparity of Rights of Adoptees to Access Birth Certificates for Adults (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Resolution of Support for Establishing Relationships Between United Church of Christ Settings and Community Development Federal Credit Unions (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral directly to the United Church of Christ Board of Directors

On Proposing a New Framework for Covenantal Giving and Implementing Fundraising Best Practices (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

On Recognizing and Studying Gun Violence as a Public Health Emergency (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

On Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Church (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

A More Just Economy: Living Wages and Job Creation (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Manual on Ministry, Re-Visioned (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Resolution of Witness in Support of Legislation Authorizing Aid in Dying (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Enact Minimum Wage Laws of $15 Per Hour (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

On Establishing Procedures for Cultural Diversity Training for Authorized Ministers (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Resolution of Witness in Support of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Affirming and Supporting the Authorized Ministries of Under-represented Clergy in Local Congregations: A Call for Greater Representation and Economic Justice (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Toward Disability Justice: A Call to the Church and Churches (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Affirming the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Boycott of Wendy's (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

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.

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