FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2009
The Consultation -- a coalition of thirteen independent organizations in The Episcopal Church committed to peace with justice – issued its 2009 Platform this week, challenging their church to "do justice" when it gathers for its General Convention this July in Anaheim.
"For over twenty years The Consultation has served as the conscience of The Episcopal Church in matters of peace with justice," said Diane Pollard, The Consultation co-convener and a leader in the Episcopal Urban Caucus. "And this comprehensive platform once again calls the church to put its faith into action – from poverty to peace, from racial justice to marriage equality, from environmental responsibility to economic justice."
"The Consultation’s strength has been the commitment of our member organizations to dismantling racism and oppression through education and legislation," said co-convener Byron Rushing, a leader in the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, and a member of the Massachusetts state legislature. "This General Convention is another opportunity to work together toward our baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being."
The platform is available online at http://www.theconsultation.org/id1.html .
For more information contact:
Diane Pollard – Dbpsd4u@aol.com
Byron Rushing – firstname.lastname@example.org /617-722-2006