3 - Direct Church Pension Group to Report Clergy Compensation by Race
Multiple amendments were considered: to direct CPG also to report on ethnicity and gender; then to remove reference to gender because CPG already collects that; then to remove the request to report on ethnicity, then amendments to specify standards for the definitions of race and ethnicity, and eventually it passed in its original form.
that the 233rd Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut submit to the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church the proposed resolution:
the House of ________ concurring, that the 79th General Convention, recognizing the need for The Episcopal Church to participate in "Becoming Beloved Community," directs Church Pension Group to develop a strategy for collecting, compiling, and reporting clergy compensation data by race, and be it further
, that this strategy include collecting this data from clergy currently enrolled in the Church Pension Fund, as well as from future enrollees as part of its standard intake process; and be it further
, that Church Pension Group present for approval its proposed strategy to Executive Council at its winter 2019 meeting; and be it further
, that the Church Pension Group "2019 Clergy Compensation Report," as well as reports for subsequent years, include data about compensation by race.
The original resolution directed the Leadership Gathering to take specific actions and report back what it learned "and its recommendations" for the ongoing work. An amendment, which passed, changed the language so that the Leadership Gathering will report back its learnings "and establish benchmarks" for the ongoing work.
FULL FINAL TEXT:
, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut reaffirms the priority of the work of Racial Reconciliation as laid out by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2015 (see resolutions 2015-A182 and 2015-C019 specifically); and be it further
, that the Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut charges the Leadership Gathering (Mission Council, Donations and Bequests, Commission on Ministry and Standing Committee) to spend at least two of its gatherings in 2018 devoted to the study and witness to the impact of the sin of racism on our common life; and be it further
, that the Leadership Gathering provide the Episcopal Church in Connecticut with what it learned and establish benchmarks for the ongoing work of dismantling racism across Connecticut.