Resolutions Submitted for Consideration by the Thirtieth General Synod

Notice of Recommended Disposition of Proposed Resolutions

Acting on the advice of its Committee on Disposition the Board of Directors has recommended to the Thirtieth General Synod the disposition of the following resolutions submitted in compliance with the Standing Rules of the Thirtieth General Synod;

Lee Foley
Administrator-The Thirtieth General Synod
March 25, 2015


1. Commemorating 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral directly to a plenary of the General Synod

2. Dismantling Discriminatory Systems of Mass Incarceration in the United States (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

3. Resolution to Change the Racially Demeaning Name, Mascot and Imagery of the Washington National Football League Team (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

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
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

5. Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

6. A Call for Peace, Justice and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

7. Dismantling the New Jim Crow (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

8. Resolution on Full Communion Relationship Between the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The United Church Board recommends referral directly to a plenary of the General Synod

9. Developing Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged Congregations for Mental Health (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

10. Resolution to Support Legislation Requiring Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods on Food Packaging (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

11. Resolution Marking the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Just Peace Pronouncement by Recommitting Ourselves to be a Just Peace Church (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral directly to a plenary of the General Synod

12. Calling on the United Church of Christ to Recognize the Actions of Israel Against the Palestinians as Apartheid (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

13. Responsible Stewardship of the Outer Space Environment (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

14. Calling the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Ethical and Compassionate Treatment of Undocumented Immigrant Children Seeking Refuge in the United States (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral directly to implementing bodies

15. A Call for the United Church of Christ to Take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

16. Resolution Urging Socially Responsible Investment Practices (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness
The United Church Board recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Submitted in Accordance With the Provision of the Standing Rules - June 5, 2015 Deadline
DDA Final Open and Affirming Coalition – Religious Exemptions Resolution – Jun 5 2015 (pdf)

A Resolution Submitted Under the Could Not Have Been Anticipated Clause of the Standing Rules
Reaffirming Our Commitment To Full Equality for LGBT Persons (pdf)

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