Commission on Impairment and Leadership


FFM 081 Resolved, That the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting at Salt Lake City on March 21, 2015, affirms the March 17, 2015 resolution of the House of Bishops (explained below) Explanation House of Bishops March 17, 2015 resolution: Be it Resolved, that the House of Bishops requests the Presiding Bishop appoint, in consultation with the President of the House of Deputies, an independent commission to explore the canonical, environmental, behavioral and procedural dimensions of matters involving the serious impairment of individuals serving as leaders in the Church, with special attention to issues of addiction and substance abuse. We request that appointments to this commission include individuals with professional or personal experience with varieties of impairment, members of Full-Communion partner churches, and members of this Church. We further request that a report of the commission’s work include recommendations for both action and further review, as appropriate, in order to clarify lines of authority, to ensure mutual accountability, and to promote justice, well-being and safety within both the Church and the world.