The Consultation is a coalition of thirteen independent organizations in the Episcopal Church committed to peace with justice. We come to the 2009 General Convention in Anaheim understanding clearly that The Episcopal Church is at a watershed moment in history. Therefore, it is critical that we state the imperatives of what we believe and what we are called to do.
We affirm the goodness of all creation.
We join our voices with God who declared of all Creation “It is very good.”
We honor the image of God in one another and in all of Creation.
We are inextricably linked in an interdependent web of Creation.
We fail to recognize the image of God and the Christ in others and ourselves.
We contribute by our action and inaction to a culture of greed, domination and violence.
We in The Episcopal Church are complicit in this sin.
We reaffirm the promises of our Baptismal Covenant
... to continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.
... to persevere in resisting evil and, whenever we fall into sin, to repent and return to the Lord.
... to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ. `
... to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves.
to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being.
Therefore, we call The Episcopal Church, gathered at this 2009 General Convention, to:
Read the whole platform here.
(En Espanol aqui.)
And give thanks for activists and advocates who work together to live out their baptismal covenant by striving for peace with justice.