We are a diocese whose leadership encourages and provides opportunities for all parishes to inspire, educate, and empower all members to love our neighbors as ourselves; respecting the dignity of every human being.
- Every parish will do an assessment to see how their membership compares with the demographics of the larger community. This will lead to implementation of necessary changes.
- Request permission from the bishop for clergy to perform same sex blessings/unions.
- Integration of all aspects of diversity at every level of the parish, not only separate training, but also other activities such as, Sunday School, adult ed., outreach, sermons, music, committee/leadership appointments, youth and liturgy.
The provocative propositions and the next steps forward will be reviewed by the Diocesan Council on June 21, when strategies for implementation will be adopted.