Resolved, that the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 20-23, 2022, recognizes that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Team Beyond, during a time of travel restrictions, budget strictures, and international turmoil, has resolutely and faithfully engaged in the ongoing work of strengthening partnerships, forging collaboration, and striving to support human dignity and flourishing, equality, and justice; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive Council extends its heartfelt thanks and genuine appreciation for the extraordinary work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Team Beyond, under the stalwart leadership of the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive Council applauds the diligent and vital work of the Office of Government Relations, guided most expertly by their Director, Rebecca Linder Blachly, who faithfully guides the work of talented and inspiring staff members as they tirelessly pursue goals of equality, justice, peace, and healing in the halls of power in Washington; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive praises the exemplary work of the Office of Global Partnerships and Mission, led by their indefatigable Director, the Rev. David Copley, who provides resources, support and encouragement to his staff, whose vision is the strengthening of the world-wide Anglican Communion and its wide array of partnerships, resulting in the growth of Beloved Community in all corners of the globe; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive Council commends the efforts of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations and their inspired Director, the Rev. Margaret Rose, as they lead the efforts of The Episcopal Church to realize the call of Christ “for all to be one,” seeking earnestly to bridge divides of creed and faith in a time of polarization and fractiousness, discerning ways for people of faith to join hands to heal a broken world; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive Council highlights and celebrates the ceaseless efforts of the Office of Episcopal Migration Ministries and their compassionate and expert Director, Demetrio Alvero, as they pursue the noble goal of giving hope to a world beset by violence and strife, providing refuge and safety to “your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” and inspiring the people of The Episcopal Church to join together in pursuing this same goal; and be it further,
Resolved, that the Executive Council gives heartfelt thanks to the worldwide staff of Episcopal Relief and Development and their inspiring and visionary Chief Executive Officer, Robert Radtke, for their unstinting work to answer the call of responding to crisis and disaster throughout the globe as they seek to alleviate human suffering, support the dignity and health of all peoples, and create an environment in which humanity may live sustainably in peace.