The meeting of Executive Council in Portland has concluded with the release of a Letter to the Church. The text of the letter is available here ... and this ENS article offers a summary of the work of council and some of the discussion around the drafting of the March 4th letter. The Living Church also has an article ... here
- Another ENS article outlines the decisions made by Executive Council here ... including:
Authorizing the presiding officers of Executive Council to appoint a work group, chaired by House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson, to consider the role, responsibilities and potential response of the Council to the issues raised by the Primates communiqué and report to the Council's June meeting
- Reaffirming equal human rights for homosexual persons. Completes Resolution A168 from GC 2006.
- Urging no future General Conventions in states that prohibit domestic partnerships.
- Urging asylum for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender refugees or advocates for their rights (where illegal), and aid in their resettlement.