On June 10, the Overtures Committee voted 48-35-2 to refer the Duncan-Lucas Personal Resolution on Civil Rights Remembrance to the 44th General Assembly.
In light of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the overture called for the 43rd Assembly to “recognize and confess our church’s covenantal and generational involvement in and complicity with racial injustice inside and outside of our churches during the Civil Rights period.”
A minority report is forthcoming.
In an earlier version of this story grounds for the decision were included. Those grounds were not adopted by the committee. ByFaith regrets the error.