What is Resolution B016?
Austin, TX I General Convention of the Episcopal Church
Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Anna Baltzer writes from the General Assembly of the Episcopal Church, "following a week of passionate discussion and debate, Resolution B016 was passed by the House of Deputies earlier this week before being approved today by the House of Bishops easily by a hand vote. It calls for the Executive Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility 'to develop criteria for Israel and Palestine based on a human rights’ investment screen' similar to the one passed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2016.
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship EPF Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to make the Episcopal Church the 10th Christian denomination in the US to take economic action for justice in #Palestine. Thanks in large part to their mobilization, the church also passed ground-breaking resolutions:
Asserting the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination
Condemning Israel’s violence against protesters in Gaza
Calling on the US government to reinstate funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)
Supporting the rights of Palestinian children
Demanding equal access to Jerusalem and opposing Trump’s move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem