Statement of Support for The Episcopal Church of the Sudan
Resolved that the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland October 25 – 28, 2021, note with grave concern the military coup that occurred in Sudan on Monday, October 25, 2021, with particular concern for The Episcopal Church of the Sudan (ECS), which has endured decades of severe persecution by past governments of Sudan; and be it further
Resolved, to direct the Office of Government Relations to express The Episcopal Church’s (TEC) strong support for U.S. government diplomatic efforts to reverse the overthrow of the transitional government, protect those arrested in Sudan, prevent the resumption of religious persecution, and move towards an elected civilian government; and be it further
Resolved, that we request that the office of Global Partnerships along with parishes and diocesan partners across The Episcopal Church express TEC’s solidarity with and support for The Episcopal Church of the Sudan, its Archbishop, the Most Rev. Ezekiel Kondo, and for the clergy and people of ECS in this difficult time.