Effectively Recruiting and Retaining Young Clergy of Color
This resolution calls for the conference to actively recruit and retain clergy of color; to actively educate clergy and laity about institutional racism and to annually report the recruitment and retention practices and progress in the conference journal.
Submitted by: East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action and East Ohio Black Methodist for Church RenewalResolution Supported
Welcoming the Immigrant in Our Midst
This resolution encourages churches to educate and equip members to provide welcome to migrants and refugees in their communities; advocate for just policies through prayer and discernment and call upon leaders and policy makers to accept refugees and grant asylum based on need.
Submitted by: East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action and East Ohio Black Methodist for Church RenewalResolution Supported as Amended
Promoting Human Rights of Palestinians
This resolution asks that the conference create a task force to review actions that can be taken to halt the expansion of settlements and confiscation of Palestinian land and call on governments to forge solutions based on international laws and human rights.
Submitted by: East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action and East Ohio Black Methodist for Church Renewal
Resolution Supported as Amended
Criminalization of Communities of Color
This resolution calls on churches to offer safe spaces host town hall meetings to discuss police-community relations; to pray; to applaud peaceful mass protests and to oppose punitive measures in response to civil disobedience.
Resolution Referred Back to the makers of the resolution
Christian Behavior toward GLBTQ People
This resolution calls on the conference to demonstrate Christian love for all people; oppose all kinds of hate and physical violence; acknowledge difference over homosexuality and encourages congregations to witness to their communities about the dangers of violent behavior.
Day of Repentance
This resolution asks that the conference declare the last Sunday of June to be a Day of Repentance, providing an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness for divisive and destructive interactions.
Maintaining Health Care for the Most Vulnerable
This resolution asks that the conference oppose repeal of the Medicaid expansion; oppose reducing payments to Medicaid; oppose efforts to reduce existing amount of health care coverage and support expansion of health care and insurance so all have access to affordable care.
Submitted by: East Ohio Church & Society and the East Ohio Health & Welfare Committees.
Maintaining the Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016
This resolution asks that the conference commit to support fully and continually the Biblical, historic and current teaching, positions and polices as stated in The Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016.
Submitted by: Church Council of Shreve United Methodist Church – Shreve, Ohio.
Resolution Ruled Out of Order
Encouraging Churches to Host Workshops on Addiction
This resolution asks that the conference commit to encourage churches to host workshops on addictions.
Submitted by: Youth Annual Conference 2017.Resolution Supported as Amended