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1 SUBJECT INDEX OF GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION Complete thru the Thirtieth General Synod SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 1 of 36

2 Africa Vote Page Sanctuary & Political Asylum for South African Refugees in the U.S. 85 GS UCC Draft Resolution on South Africa 93-GS Aging Vote Page Aging, Policy Statement on & Continuing Concern for 79 GS 50, Aging, Proposal on 77 GS 21* Discrimination Against Older Clergy in the UCC 87 GS Long Term Care Program, Establishment of a Federally Funded National 91 GS Asia Vote Page Expression of Solidarity with the People of Taiwan 95-GS Justice & Peace in Vietnam 67 GS Bible Vote Page Bible, Distinguish from Rewritten Materials; Fair Identification Standards 79 GS 64* 75 Biblical Authority 79 GS Integrity of the Bible, Affirming the 83 GS Children and Family Vote Page Adopt and Raise Children, The Rights of LGBT Persons to 11-GS Affirming & Strengthening Marriage 99-GS-71 Boy Scouts of America & the United Church of Christ 03-GS-25 33; Boycott of American Home Products & to Monitor Nestle, S.A., Endorse 89 GS Challenge for Creative Partnerships in Youth Ministries & Young Adult Ministries 93-GS Child Abuse & Exploitation of Youth 83 GS Childcare, Workplace & Family Life 89 GS Childhood Hunger, Campaign to End 91 GS Children and Communion 93-GS Children Free From Violence, Creating a World Safe for 95-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 2 of 36

3 Children and Family (cont.) Vote Page Children, Fulfilling God's Covenant with All (Pronouncement) 87 GS 63** Communion, Children & 93-GS Creating a World Safe for Children Free From Violence 95-GS Education for All Children in Public Schools, Support of Quality, Integrated (Pronouncement) 91 GS 56** Family Life 77 GS Family Thank Offering Become An All Church Offering 85 GS 80* 76 Female Genital Mutilation 97-GS Government's Role to Protect the Common Good, Affirming 97-GS Homeless Youth 85 GS In Support of the Rights of God's Children 93-GS Infant Formula Campaign 81 GS Infant Formula Campaign, Adopts the Overture 79 GS 48* Integrated Quality Education, Adoption of Report on 65 GS Marriage & Family Life, Proposed Pronouncement on Christian 83 GS 39 50; 56; 60 Parental Leave Policies 91 GS Proposal for Action 91 GS 58* Proposal for Action "Empowering and Sustaining Children 87 GS 64* Proposal for Action "Empowering and Sustaining Children" 87 GS 64* Redressing the Effects of 1996 Welfare Legislation 99-GS Rights of Children Fulfilling God's Covenant with All Children (Pronouncement) 87 GS 63** Rights of God's Children, In Support of 93-GS Rights of the Child, Ratification & Implementation of the Convention on the 91 GS Saving Black Children 81 GS Welfare of Youth Facing Service in the Armed Forces 69 GS Young Adult Ministries in the UCC 03-GS Young Adult Ministry 87 GS Young Adults in the Church, On 93-GS Young People in the Armed Forces, In Behalf of 69 GS Youth & Young Adult Ministries 91 GS Youth Biennium, 1984/ GS Youth Ministries, A Covenant for Church 11-GS Youth Ministry & Young Adult Ministry, A Mission Statement for 97-GS Youth Ministry in UCC 81 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 3 of 36

4 Clergy Vote Page Access to Health, Dental, and Disability Insurance for UCC Clergy & Lay Employees & Their Families 99-GS Affirming Healthcare Coverage for UCC Authorized Ministers and Their Families 11-GS Calling of Clergy With Disabilities 99-GS Clergy & Confessant, Confidentiality of Communication between 73 GS 73* Clergy in Crisis 83 GS Clergy in Crisis Working Group, Report of the 85-GS-63* Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Training for Those in Authorized Ministries in the Nature & Consequences of 95-GS Clergy Laity Relationships 69 GS Collegiality of Churches & Ministers 69 GS Confidentiality of Communication between Clergy & Confessant, Statement on 73 GS 73* Dual Role Ministry, A Resolution on 77 GS Fair & Just Compensation A Report to the Twenty-first General Synod 97-GS Fidelity and Integrity in All Covenanted Relationships 97-GS Health Insurance Premiums for Retired Clergy and Spouses, Uniform Payment Policy 83 GS 66 75; Licensed & Ordained Ministries in the United Church of Christ 99-GS Ministers' Group Health Insurance Program 69 GS Ministry Issues: Forming and Preparing Pastoral Leaders for God s Church 05-GS-52** Pastoral Compensation 01-GS Pension Supplementation for Native American Ordained & Licensed Ministers 01-GS Prevention & Reduction of Seminarians' Educational Debt 97-GS Reclaiming the Role of Pastor as Teacher 97-GS Communications Vote Page Electronic Media and Film, On Violence in, Proposed Pronouncement 95-GS-43* Electronic Media and Film, On Violence in, Proposal for Action 95-GS-42** 28 Audio Visual Fund, Establishment of an 65 GS 168, Computer Information, Access to the Age of 97-GS Exploitative Broadcasting Practices (Pronouncement) 77 GS 30** Freedom of Press & Right of the People to Know, Statement on 73 GS 48* 50 Global Communication for Justice 95-GS Greater Use of Media 77 GS Media, Greater Use of 77 GS Third World Access to Communications Technologies 79 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 4 of 36

5 Criminal Punishment / Criminal Justice Vote Page Abolition of Capital Punishment 69 GS Alternatives in Criminal Justice 81 GS Alternatives to Incarceration for Non Dangerous Crimes 83 GS 84 89, 97 Bail Reform Act, Modification of the District of Columbia 77 GS Battered Women in US Prisons, Re-Evaluation of the Sentences of 93-GS Call for the Abolition of the Death Penalty 99-GS Capital Punishment 77 GS Capital Punishment, Abolition of 69 GS Capital Punishment, Reinstitution of (Statement) 73 GS 39* 44 Conversion of Olympic Village into Federal Prison, Opposition to 79 GS Criminal Justice & Penal Reform (The Alternative Statement) 75 GS 37* Criminal Justice Priority, Continuation of 77 GS Death Penalty 79 GS Dismantling Discrimnatory Systems of Mass Incarceration in the United States 15-GS Dismantling the New Jim Crow, A Resolution of Witness 15-GS Equal Justice for All, & Particularly As It Affects Dr. James Grant, Resolution Urging 75 GS Excessive Bail, Statement on 73 GS 38* 44 Grand Jury Abuse, Resolution on 77 GS Hostage Crisis, Call to Action in Response to the 85 GS Justice, Law, Order and Freedom 69-GS ; Juvenile Justice 01-GS Marion Brothers, In Support of 75 GS Ministry to Prisoners of Conscience 89 GS Modification of DC Bail Reform 77 GS Moratorium on New Prisons and Jails, Overture: On a 77 GS Post Incarceration Discrimination (Statement) 73 GS 40* Prison Industrial Complex 97-GS Prisoners of Conscience, The Discriminatory Treatment of 85 GS Re-affirming the Fourth Amendment in the Wake of the Diallo Shooting 99-GS Solitary Confinement/Marion Federal Penitentiary 79 GS Support for a New Trial for Maurice Carter 01-GS Wilmington Crisis, Statement on Criminal Justice Human Rights 73 GS 65, 66* 57 Wilmington Ten 75 GS Wilmington Ten Committee, Report of 79 GS 10* 14 Wilmington Ten, Resolution on 77 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 5 of 36

6 Death Vote Page Call for the Abolition of the Death Penalty 99-GS Death, The Rights & Responsibilities of Christians Regarding Human 91 GS Death, The Rights &Responsibilities of Christians Regarding Human (Statement) 73 GS 36* Experimentation with Human Life, Statement on U.S. Government 73 6 EC 18* Human Death, The Rights and Responsibilities of Christians Regarding 91 GS Legalization of Physician Aid In Dying 07-GS Living Wills, Legal Recognition of 79 GS Rights & Responsibilities of Christians Regarding Human Death, Statement on 73 GS 36* Differently Abled Vote Page Access for Handicapped/Disabled at General Synod 81 GS Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Concerning the Church & the 95-GS Called To Wholeness In Christ: Becoming A Church Accessible To All 06-GS Calling of Clergy With Disabilities 99-GS Calling the People of God to Justice for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (Brain Disorders) 99-GS Church and Persons with Handicaps 79 GS Church and Persons with Handicaps (Proposal for Action) 81 GS 37* 44 45; 91 Concerning the Church & the Americans with Disabilities Act of GS Developing Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged Congregations for Mental Health 15-GS Government's Role to Protect the Common Good, Affirming 97-GS Handicaps, Persons with 77 GS Mental Illness, For Helping Those Who Suffer From Chronic 85 GS Mental Illness, Helping Those Who Suffer From Chronic 87 GS Newborn Infants, Ethical Considerations Regarding 83 GS Persons with Disabilities in the Life of the Church, Full Participation of 85 GS Persons with Onsetting Disabilities 87 GS Voting Accessibility for Disabled, Support of 83 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 6 of 36

7 Economic Issues Vote Page Justice & International Development, Pronouncement on 67 GS 197** **Faithful Response Calling for A More Just, Humane Direction for Economic Globalization & Plan of Action 03-GS Years is Enough!: Global Economic Justice Requires Reform of the World Bank & the International Monetary Fund 95-GS Advocating for Tax Reform as Christian Stewardship and Public Duty 13-GS Affirming the Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth 09-GS Against the Apparel Industry Partnership Agreement 99-GS Call for Church Wide Support of Oikocredit U.S.A. 03-GS Call for Staffing to Address Eco-justice Concerns 01-GS Calling for a More Just Humane Direction for Economic Globalization 01-GS Calling on President Obama to Revisit and Re-Negotiate a More Humane, Democratic and Ecologically Sound Version of the North American Free Trade Agreement 09-GS Calling The United Church of Christ to Declare Itself to be a Fair Trade Denomination 05-GS Campaign Finance Reform 97-GS Christian Faith, Personal Stewardship, and Economic Sharing (Pronouncement) 91 GS 50** Christian Faith, Personal Stewardship, and Economic Sharing (Proposal for Action) 91 GS 52* Christian Faith: Economic Life and Justice (Pronouncement) 89 GS 73, 74** Christian Faith: Economic Life and Justice (Proposal for Action) 89 GS 82* Community Development, Investing in 93-GS Corporate Responsibility with Regard to South Africa, Investment & 83 GS Corporate Social Responsibility 77 GS Divestment & Advocacy Related to South Africa, Expanded Criteria for 87 GS Divestment of all Financial Resources from all Corps. Doing Business in South Africa (Pronouncement) 85 GS 65** Divestment of all Financial Resources from all Corps. Doing Business in South Africa (Proposal for Action) 85 GS 66* Economic Crisis, Revive Us Again: The Church Response to the 87 GS Economic Justice & Military Conversion 93-GS Economic Justice Covenant 09-GS Economic Justice for Household Workers, Adoption of Alternative Statement on 73 GS 27* 34 Economic Justice for Women Who are Poor 89 GS Economic Justice, Adoption of Alternative Statement on 73 GS 23* Economic Justice: The Crisis & a Response of the Church 83 GS Economic Life 69 GS Economic System, Concerning Our 77 GS Ending the Stranglehold of Global Debt on Impoverished Nations 99-GS Federal Budget, Objections to Changes in 81 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 7 of 36

8 Economic Issues (cont.) Vote Page Federal Budget, Statement on 73 GS 50* Federal Funding, Our Christian response to Changes in 83 GS Federal Income Tax System, Reform of 77 GS Financial Institutions, Concerning Crisis in 91 GS Financial Investments, Establishing a Committee on 69 GS For The Common Good 05-GS Global Concerns & World Needs (Issue Paper) 77 GS 42* Global Debt Crisis 87 GS Global Economic Justice Requires Reform of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, 50 Years is Enough! Global Economy, Affirming Democratic Principles in an Emerging 97-GS In Support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee's Boycott of Mt. Olive Pickles 99-GS International Fair Trade, In Support of 93-GS International Monetary Fund, 50 Years is Enough!: Global Economic Justice Requires Reform of the World Bank and the 95-GS Investing in Community Development 93-GS Investment & Corporate Responsibility with Regard to South Africa 83 GS Justice in Maquiladoras 91 GS Ministering to Those Struggling and Suffering in the Troubled Economy 09-GS Plant Closures 83 6 EC 13a 157 Population & Development, In Support of the United Nations Conference on 93-GS Prevention & Reduction of Seminarians' Educational Debt 97-GS Putting Our Money Where Our Values Are: Evaluation Church Financial Relationships 11-GS Redistributing Tax Rebates to the Poor 01-GS Redressing the Effects of 1996 Welfare Legislation 99-GS Resolution Urging Divestment - Along With Other Strategies - from Fossil Fuel Companies to Address Climate Change 13-GS Restorative Principles for Reform of the Criminal Justice System 01-GS Right to Earn a Living 77 GS Securities & Exchange Commission Shareholder Resolution Policy 97-GS Socially Responsible Investment, Call for 89 GS Support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Boycott of Taco Bell 01-GS Theological Response to Corporate Greed 03-GS To Advance The Cause Of The Most Disadvantaged In The Budgetary And Appropriations Process 05-GS Transition From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy 15-GS Transnational Business in Mass Economic Development, Pronouncement 75 GS 61** U.S. Military & Economic Aid to the Philippines 85 GS Urging Socially Responsible Investment Practices, Resolution 15-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 8 of 36

9 Ecumenism Vote Page Cayman Islands-Affirmation of Partnership with the UCC (USA), The United Church in Jamaica & the 93-GS A Resolution on Ecumenical Relationship Between the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada 13-GS Affirmation of Partnership Between United Congregational Church of Southern Africa and UCC 99-GS Affirmation of Partnership with the Protestant Church in East Timor 27-GS- 53, 121 Affirming the Essential Role of Commissioned Ministry as an Authorized Ministry of the UCC 03-GS American Samoa and the United Church of Christ, Declaration of Intention to Work Toward Partnership Between the Congregational Christian Church in 97-GS An Alternative Voice to Christian Zionism 03-GS Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East as a Partner in Mission, Affirmation of the Union of the 97-GS Baptism, Eucharist &Ministry, UCC Response to 85 GS 59* 58 Call to Reaffirm the Importance of Ecumenical Commitments and Initiatives in the UCC 09-GS Christian Unity, Report of the Sub Committee dealing with the Commission on 63 GS 53* Columbian Churches & Leaders under Attack, To Support 03-GS Common Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism 11-GS Congregation Council, Regarding UCC Membership in 61 GS Consultation Regarding the Plan for Funding and Staffing Ecumenical Responsibilities 89 GS Convergence in Matters of Theology & Practice between the Alliance of Baptists and the UCC 01-GS Council of Churches in Cuba, Affirmation of Partnership with the 97-GS Dialogue Between the Alliance of Baptists & the UCC 99-GS Dialogue with the Alliance of Baptists: A Partnership in Mission & Ministry 03-GS ; 26 Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women, In Support of 89 GS Ecumenical Partnership 89 GS Ecumenical Stance of UCC, Adoption of Alternative I Statement on 73 GS 71* Ecumenical: (Action on Report of Pres., Secretary and Year Book) 67 GS 34, 36* Ecumenical: Affirmation of UCC Membership in WCC 79 GS Ecumenical: COCU (Action on the Report of the Consultation) 69 GS 73, Ecumenical: Consultation on Funding and Staffing Ecumenical Responsibilities 89 GS Ecumenical: Disciple/UCC Conversations 77 GS Ecumenical: Pentecostal Church in Chile & UCC, Partnership in Mission 85 GS Ecumenical: Relationship between the UCC & Jewish Community 87 GS Ecumenical: UCC & EKU 81 GS Ecumenical: UCC & Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana 91 GS Ecumenical: UCC & Presbyterian Church of Korea 83 GS 29* Ecumenical: UCC & the Muslim Community, Relationship Between 89 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 9 of 36

10 Ecumenism (cont.) Vote Page Ecumenical: UCC Response to An Invitation to Action, The Lutheran Reformed Dialogue Series III 89 GS 113* Ecumenical: UCC Response to the COCU Consensus 89 GS 57* Ecumenical: UCC/Disciples of Christ Conversations (Adoption of Report) 79 GS 36* Ecumenism: Adopts Report of the Sub Committee dealing with the Commission on Christian Unity 63 GS 53* Ecumenism: Commission on Christian Unity & Ecumenical Study 71 GS Ecumenism: Report of & on Commission on Christian Unity 65 GS 38, 42* Full Communion Between the UCC & the Church of South India 03-GS Full Communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), & the Reformed Church in America 97-GS Full Communion Relationship Between the United Church of Christ and United Church of Canada, Resolution on 15-GS Interfaith Relations & the Churches A Policy Statement of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA 99-GS International Congregational Council, Resolution Regarding UCC Membership in World Alliance of Reformed & Presbyterian Churches & the 61 GS Invitation to Action, UCC Response to 89 GS 113* Jewish Community, Relationship between the UCC & 87 GS Metropolitan Community Churches as They Seek Observer Status in the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, Calling Upon the UCC to Support the Universal Fellowship of 93-GS Middle East Council of Churches as a Partner in Mission, Reaffirming 89 GS Ministries, Mutual Recognition and Reconciliation of Ordained 93-GS Mutual Recognition & Reconciliation of Ordained Ministries 93-GS NCC & WCC, Support of 83 GS New Relationship-Churches United in Christ, Consultation on Church Union 01-GS Nomenclature of the UCC, Resolution to Notify the World Council and National Council of Churches of the Proper 61 GS Partnership in Mission & Ministry Between the Congregational Church in American Samoa & the UCC 99-GS Request of OCLL & the Disciples DHM for Recommendations Relating to the Mutual Recognition & Reconciliation of Ordained Ministers 89-GS UCC and Disciples of Christ, Ecumenical Partnership Between 85 GS 60* UCC in Philippines & UCC, Partnership in Mission Between 87 GS World Alliance of Reformed & Presbyterian Churches and the International CORA, Commission on Religion in Appalachia, 20th Anniversary of the 85 GS Education Vote Page Access to Excellent Public Schools: A Child's Civil Rights in the 21st Century 01-GS Affirming Diversity/Multi-Cultural Education in Public Schools 09-GS AMA Colleges, Funding 71 GS 59 57; American Indian Boarding Schools 03-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 10 of 36

11 Education (cont.) Vote Page Authorized Ministers, Christian Educators &Their Families 89 GS Campus Ministry, Support of 79 GS Christian Education From Afro American Multi lingual/multi Cultural Perspectives 83 GS Christian Education, Reclaiming (Statement on) 75 GS 92* Christian Education: Teaching Ministry (Pronouncement) 81 GS 35** Christian Education: Teaching Ministry (Proposal for Action) 81 GS 36* 44 Church College Relations (Adoption of Recommendations) 69 GS 72* Church Related Higher Education 77 GS Church Related Higher Education (Pronouncement) 79 GS 28** Closely Related Seminaries, Support of Our 75 GS 31* Closely Related Seminaries, Support of Our 77 GS Colleges & Universities, Assuring Future of Church Related & Other Independent 83 GS Education for All Children in Public Schools, Support of Quality, Integrated (Pronouncement) 91 GS 56** Future of Church Related & Other Independent Colleges and Universities, Assuring 83 GS In Support of Ministries to our Campuses of Higher Education 05-GS Martin Luther King, Jr., Picture Project 97-GS , 99 Need for Educating Members of the UCC About the Principle of Separation of Church and State, On the 95-GS On the Need for Educating Members of the UCC about the Principle of Separation of Church & State 95-GS Our Common Calling, Providing the Resources for the Education of Future Ordained Leaders in the UCC 03-GS Political Education & Sensitivity, Resolution on 77 GS Preservation of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arickara Languages 01-GS Prevention & Reduction of Seminarians' Educational Debt 97-GS Public Education 83 GS Public Education (Pronouncement) 85 GS 85** Public Education (Proposal for Action) 85 GS 86* 80 Separation of Church & State, On the Need for Educating Members of the United Church of Christ 95-GS Student Aid 69 GS Sunday School, Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of 79 GS Support of Seminarians 81 GS Teaching Ministry of the Church 85 GS Theological Education 69 GS 45, 117* 50; 112; Theological Education (Action on the Report of the Committee) 71 GS 57* 56; Theological Education, Statement on 73 GS 63* Violence in Our Schools - Beginning an Ending 99-GS Yankton College, Closing of 85 GS Youth Ministry & Young Adult Ministry, A Mission Statement for 97-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 11 of 36

12 Energy and Environment Vote Page Christian Life Style & Ecology (Report) 77 GS 43* Christian Life Style & Ecology, A Perspective on 75 GS 51* Climate Change 93-GS Climate Charge, A Resolution On 07-GS Energy Resource Development, Overture on the Domestic Impact of 77 GS 46* Energy: Policy & Program (Pronouncement) 79 GS 29** Environment, Solid Waste, & Ecologically Sound Lifestyle 89 GS Environmental Declaration 93-GS Environmental Racism in East St. Louis, Illinois 93-GS Environmental Stewardship, Reconsideration of Christian 83 GS Gasoline Shortages & Violence, Leadership Initiative & 79 GS Hazardous Wastes & Toxic Contamination at Former Miliary Bases in the Philippines 95-GS Regarding the Tar Creek Superfund Site 07-GS Responsible Stewardship of the Outer Space Environment 15-GS Sustainable Community, For 93-GS Toxic & Hazardous Waste (Pronouncement) 83 GS 37** Toxic & Hazardous Waste (Proposal for Action) 83 GS 38* Toxic Injustice Crisis, National (Pronouncement) 85 GS 54** Toxic Injustice Crisis, National (Proposal for Action) 85 GS 55* 53 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development, In Support of the 91 GS United Nations Conference on Population & Development, In Support of the 93-GS Evangelism / Church Development Vote Page Church Development, Report of the Committee on New Initiatives in 79 GS 35* Church Membership Growth Goals 83 GS Consultation on Church Development, Report of the 85 GS 48* Evangelism & Church Growth & Justice & Peace, Affirming the Wholeness of the Gospel: Integrating (Pronouncement) 87 GS 80** Evangelism & Church Growth & Justice & Peace, Affirming the Wholeness of the Gospel: Integrating (Proposal for Action) 87 GS 81* Evangelism & the Search for Faith, Report on 77 GS 95* Evangelism, Recommendations on 69 GS 104* Evangelism, Statement on 73 GS 37* Evangelism, Statement on 75 GS 90* Identification & Support of Mission Churches 97-GS Metropolitan Ministry, On 93-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 12 of 36

13 Evangelism / Church Development (cont.) Vote Page Ministry, On Metropolitan 93-GS New Church Development, Continue 85 GS New Church Development, Support of 83 GS New Initiatives in Church Development, Report of the Committee on 79 GS 35* Faith Vote Page Fair Representation in Conference Delegations to the General Synod 83 GS Fair Trade, In Support of International 93-GS Faith & Community in the Midst of Extremism 97-GS Faith & Racism 81 GS Faith and Inclusive Language, Statement of 77 GS Faith Crisis: Goals & Objectives Adopted 71 GS 17 21* Faith, Continuing Search for 75 GS 89* Faith, Evangelism & Search for (Report) 77 GS 95* Faith, Statement of 59 GS 39 41, ; 36 Faith, Statement of 81 GS Faith, Statement of 83 GS Mutual Respect in the Faith Community 01-GS Program for Essential Conference Ministry 01-GS Reaffirming Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Savior and Reaffirming Our Historic UCC Cross, Crown and Orb with Motto Symbol 05-GS Renewed by God's Spirit: Affirming God's Presence & Power in the Life of the UCC (Pronouncement) 97-GS-35 ** Renewed by God's Spirit: Affirming God's Presence & Power in the Life of the UCC (Proposal for Action) 97-GS-37 * Statement of Faith 59 GS 40 41, ; 36 To Recognize 2007 as a Sabbath Year 07-GS Global Issues - Asia Vote Page A Call for Peace, Justice and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula 15-GS Advocating Peace & Reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula 03-GS Cambodia Bombing 73 GS Chinese People, Expressing Solidarity with the 89 GS Human Rights for Refugees in Southeast Asia, The Protection of 89 GS Human Rights, South Korea 83 6 EC 10a SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 13 of 36

14 Global Issues - Asia (cont.) Vote Page Indochina Reconstruction, Statement on 73 GS 68* Indochina War, Pentagon Papers & the 71 GS 48 45; Indo China, Relations with 75 GS Japanese Alien Fingerprinting Law, Ron Fujioshi & the 85 GS Justice & Peace in Asia & the Pacific 01-GS Justice Demands of Japanese Americans, Reaffirmation of Support for the 83 GS Korea, Human Rights in 87 GS Korea, Peace & the Reunification of 87 GS Korean Christian Church in Japan, Partnership Agreement with 95-GS Pentagon Papers & the Indochina War 71 GS 48 45; Refugee Camps in Southeast Asia, Saving 83 GS Southeast Asia, Saving Refugee Camps in 83 GS Taiwan, Expression of Solidarity with the People of 95-GS Vietnam, On Justice & Peace in 67 GS Vietnam, Statement on 69 GS 142* Global Issues - Caribbean Vote Page Cuba, Calling for the Restoring of Normal Relations Between the United States & 91 GS Cuba, Freedom to Travel To and From 83 6 EC 11a 156 Cuba, On Shalom in 93-GS Cuba, Resolution on 73 6 EC 2 74 Cuba, Resolution on 79 GS End the Presence of the U.S. Navy in the Municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico 01-GS Island of Vieques 81 GS Jamaica & the Cayman Islands - Affirmation of Partnership with UCC (USA), The United Church In 93-GS Puerto Rican Nationalist Prisoners, Release of 79 GS Puerto Rico & Amnesty for Prisoners of Conscience, Self Determination of 91 GS Puerto Rico, Self Determination for 81 GS Global Issues - Central and South America Vote Page Central America, Impact of U.S. Military Policy on 83 GS Central America, Support for the Peace Process 89 GS Central Americans, In Support of Sanctuary for 85 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 14 of 36

15 Global Issues - Central and South America (cont.) Vote Page Colonialism in Six Island Nations, In Recognition of 100 Years of U.S. Columbia 01-GS El Salvador, U.S. Military Aid to 81 GS El Salvadorans & Guatemalans, Urging Extended Voluntary Departure Status for 83 GS End the Death of Migrants on the US/Mexico Border by Offering Water in Christ's Name 01-GS Human Rights in Guatemala, Witness to 91 GS Human Rights, Guatemala 83 6 EC 10a 103; Nicaragua, Travel Ban to 87 GS Peace in Central America, Action for 85 GS Pentecostal Church of Chile & the UCC, Partnership in Mission Between 85 GS Salvadoran People, Support of 87 GS Salvadoran Refugees, Support of 81 GS Sanctuary for Central Americans, In Support of 85 GS U.S. Army School of the Americas, Calling for the Close of the 97-GS Global Issues - Europe Vote Page Affirmation of Kirkchengemeinschaft with the Union of Evangelical (UEK) in Germany 03-GS Armenia, An Appeal for Assistance to Troubled 89 GS Armenian Question 83 GS ; Armenian Question 83 6 EC 20a 158 East West Citizen Dialogue, Promoting 85 GS Human Rights Violations Against Minorities in the Socialist Republics of Romania and Czechoslovakia 85 GS Human Rights, Poland 83 6 EC 10a 154 Human Rights/Transylvania, WARC Against Inhumanities of the Romanian People's Republic in the region of 89 GS 110, Hungary, Support for the Reformed Collegium of Sarospatak 89 GS In Support of Multilateral Peacemaking Actions to Resolve the Conflict in Balkans 93-GS Nuclear Forces in Europe, Work to Eliminate 89 GS Global Issues - India Vote Page A Call for Peace, Justice and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula 15-GS A Call for the United Church of Christ to Take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 15-GS Afghanistan, Peace in 87 GS 87, Bringing Justice & Peace to the Middle East 99-GS City of Jerusalem, Consultation on the Future of 79 GS 78* 90 SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 15 of 36

16 Global Issues - India (cont.) Vote Page East Jerusalem, Urging Reopening of 93-GS Human Rights, Islamic Republic of Iran 83 6 EC 22a 159 India and Pakistan, Peaceful Coexistence Between 87 GS Israeli Palestine Conflict 87 GS Jerusalem: City Of Life 97-GS Middle East 67 GS Middle East 81 GS Middle East 83 6 EC 18a 158 Middle East Arms Race 83 6 EC 12a Middle East, The 89 GS 69, Pakistan, U.S. Aid to 71 GS Palestine / Israel 97-GS Persian Gulf War for a Just Peace Church, Consequences of 91 GS Proposed Substitute Resolution Concerning Use of Economic Leverage in Promoting Peace in the Middle East 05-GS Sri Lanka 93-GS Tear Down the Wall 05-GS Global Issues - Middle East Vote Page U.S. Policy in the Middle East 03-GS Global Issues - Philippine Islands Vote Page Investigation Into Human Rights Violations In The Philippines 05-GS Philippines U.S. Extradition Treaty 83 GS Philippines, Reaffirming Solidarity with Our Brothers and Sisters in the UCC in 89 GS Philippines, U.S. Intervention in the 87 GS Philippines, U.S. Obligation to Clean Up Hazardous Wastes & Toxic Contamination at Former Military Bases in the 95-GS U.S. Intervention in the Philippines 87 GS United States Obligation to Clean Up Hazardous Wastes & Toxic Contamination at Former Military Bases in the Philippines 95-GS Global Issues - South Africa Vote Page Africa, Statement on 73 GS 46* 49 African Front Line States, Destabilization of Southern 89 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 16 of 36

17 Global Issues - South Africa (cont.) Vote Page Angola & Zaire, In Solidarity with the Peoples of 93-GS Boycott of Royal Dutch/Shell Oil 89 GS Burundi & Rwanda Conflicts Issue, Statement on 73 6 EC 3* 74 Conflict Diamonds in Sierra Leone 01-GS Corporate Responsibility with Regard to South Africa, Investment & 83 GS Epidemic of AIDS on the Continent of Africa 01-GS Human Rights, South Africa 83 6 EC 10a 154 On the Situation of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced 09-GS Peace & Reconciliation in Angola 81 GS South Africa 67 GS South Africa, Expanded Criteria for Divestment & Advocacy Related to 87 GS South Africa, Support for Liberation Movements in Namibia & Zimbabwe 77 GS South Africa, UCC Draft Resolution on 93-GS South Africa, Withdrawal of Funds from financial institutions doing business with 69 GS South African Council of Churches 83 GS South African Refugees in the U.S., Sanctuary & Political Asylum for 85 GS Southern Africa 71 GS ; Southern Africa, Statement on 75 GS 62* 65 Global Issues - Other Vote Page Affirmation of the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom as a Partner in Mission 93-GS Global Crisis Deepens 93-GS Global Warming 99-GS Human Rights (Rumania, Philippines, South Korea) 77 GS In Solidarity with Victims of Religious Persecution 99-GS Legacy of U.S. Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands: U.S. Accountability 99-GS Liberation Movements in Namibia & Zimbabwe 77 GS 45* Micronesia, Right of Self Determination 83 6 EC 9a 153 Refugees, Expressing Concern for 79 GS UCC Ministry & Witness with Micronesians (Pronouncement) 01-GS UCC Ministry & Witness with Micronesians (Proposal for Action) 01-GS UCC Support for the International Criminal Court 06-GS United Nations, On the 50th Anniversary of the 95-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 17 of 36

18 Health Issues Vote Page Access to Health, Dental, and Disability Insurance for UCC Clergy & Lay Employees & Their Families 99-GS AIDS 83-GS AIDS, Responding to: An Audit of Discrimination in the UCC 89-GS AIDS, Responding to: Endorsement and Enactment of the Ten Principles of the Workplace 89 GS AIDS: Health and Wholeness in the Midst of a Pandemic (Pronouncement) 87 GS 101** AIDS: Health and Wholeness in the Midst of a Pandemic (Proposal for Action) 87 GS 102* Alcohol, Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving 83 GS Behavior Modification Experimentation, Statement of Policy on the Alternatives on 73 6 EC 19* 81 Black Communities, Health Care in 77 GS Boycott of American Home Products & to Monitor Nestle, S.A., Endorse 89 GS Breast Cancer, Concerning the Role of the Church with Women who have Experienced 95-GS Calling for Comprehensive HIV Prevention in Church and Community 09-GS Chemical Dependency 89 GS 67, Christian Response to Development in Genetic Technology 01-GS Cloning of Mammalian Species 97-GS Compassionate Response To Substance Abuse 97-GS Experimentation with Human Life, Statement on U.S. Government 73 6 EC 18* Genetic Engineering, Concern About the Moral & Ethical Implications of 83 GS Genetic Engineering, The Church & 87 GS Genetic Engineering, The Church & (Pronouncement) 89 GS 46** Genetic Engineering, The Church & (Proposal for Action) 89 GS 47* Hansen's Disease, Patient's Right of Choice (Overture) 79 GS 47* 66 Healing Ministry (Overture) 79 GS Health & Human Services, Creation of a Special Advisory Commission Related to 83 GS 20* 30 Health & Welfare, Recommendations on 69 GS 105* 104 Health & Wholeness in the Midst of A Pandemic (Pronouncement) 87 GS 101** Health Benefits Plan, Encourage Full Covenantal Participation in UCC 89 GS 99, Health Care Reform, Endorsement of Publicly-Financed Approach to 93-GS Health Care, Total, Spiritual Care by Qualified Chaplains as an Essential Component of 95-GS Health Effects & Impact of Tobacco in Children, Teenagers, and their families 01-GS Health Insurance for the Retired 77 GS Health Insurance Premium Supplementation 79 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 18 of 36

19 Health Issues (cont.) Vote Page Health Insurance Premiums for Retired Clergy and Spouses, Uniform Payment Policy 83 GS 66 75; Hospice Care 83 GS Infant Formula Campaign 81 GS Mental Illness, For Helping Those Who Suffer From Chronic 85 GS Mental Illness, Helping Those Who Suffer From Chronic 87 GS Ministers' Group Health Insurance Program 69 GS Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Alcohol 83 GS National Health Care Policy 75 GS National Health Care, Resolution on 77 GS Newborn Infants, Ethical Considerations Regarding 83 GS Organ, Tissue & Blood Donation 03-GS Publicly-Financed Approach to Health Care Reform, Endorsement of 93-GS Reclaiming the Church's Ministry of Health & Healing 97-GS Reproductive Technologies, The Church & 89 GS Spiritual Care by Qualified Chaplains as an Essential Component of Total Health Care 95-GS Substance Abuse 83 GS Substance Abuse as a Paramount Concern 91 GS Substance Abuse Public Policy 93-GS Support for Federally Funded Research on Embryonic Stem Cells 01-GS Universal Health Care System, Toward an Accessible (Pronouncement) 91 GS 69** Universal Health Care System, Toward an Accessible (Proposal for Action) 91 GS 70* Urgent Call for Advocacy in Support of Health Care for All, As in H.R GS Women's Health Care 93-GS Human Rights Vote Page Affirming the Dignity & Self-Worth of Immigrants 05-GS Border Justice Issues: A Challenge for the 21st Century Church 99-GS Boycott of Royal Dutch/Shell Oil 89 GS Brutalization & Objectification of Women in Times of War, The 93-GS Call for a More Humane US Immigration Policy; end Migrant Deaths; Support Immigrant Communities 07-GS Call for Solidarity with the Persecuted in the Philippines, and an End to Extra-Judicial Killings and Other Human Rights Violations 07-GS Call to Awareness and Action to End the Practice of Trafficking in Persons 09-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 19 of 36

20 Human Rights (cont.) Vote Page COMADRES, Response to Invitation 87 GS 104* 79 COMADRES, Supporting the American Sosa of 89 GS Concern for Refugees 79 GS Congo, A Call for Reflection and Advocacy on Behalf of the Democratic Republic of 11-GS El Salvadorans & Guatemalans, Urging Extended Voluntary Departure Status for 83 GS Human Interdependence, Overture on the Bicentennial with an Affirmation of 75 GS 95* Human Rights (Pronouncement) 79 GS 31** Human Rights (Rumania, Philippines, South Korea) 77 GS Human Rights for Refugees in Southeast Asia, The Protection of 89 GS Human Rights in Guatemala, Witness to 91 GS Human Rights in Korea 87 GS Human Rights in the People's Republic of China, Affirming & Supporting 95-GS Human Rights Violations Against Minorities in the Socialist Republics of Romania and Czechoslovakia 85 GS Human Rights, Guatemala 83 6 EC 10a 103; Human Rights, Islamic Republic of Iran 83 6 EC 22a 159 Human Rights, Poland 83 6 EC 10a 154 Human Rights, South Africa 83 6 EC 10a 154 Human Rights, South Korea 83 6 EC 10a Human Rights/Transylvania, WARC Against Inhumanities of the Romanian People's Republic in the region of 89 GS 110, Immigrants, Affirming the Dignity & Self-Worth of 95-GS Immigration Bill, Opposition to Simpson Mazzoli 83 GS In Recognition of 100 Years of U.S. Colonialism in Six Island Nations 95-GS Islam and the Muslim Community, To Counter Actions of Hostility Against 11-GS Nigeria, Democracy & Human Rights in 97-GS Political Prisoners, In Support of the Release of Puerto Rican 11-GS Resolution In Support of Equal Marriage Rights for All For General Synod 25 Of The United Church of Christ 05-GS Resolution Supporting Compassionate Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Protection of the Human Rights of Immigrants 13-GS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identify, Supporting International Human Rights Related to 11-GS U.S. Colonialism in Six Island Nations, In Recognition of 100 Years of 95-GS Violations of International Laws of Warfare 71 GS Human Sexuality Vote Page "More Lights" Churches, Calling on UCC Congregations to Declare Themselves 83 GS Affirming the Participation & Ministry of Transgender People within the UCC & Supporting their Civil & Human Rights 03-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 20 of 36

21 Human Sexuality (cont.) Vote Page Boy Scouts of America & the United Church of Christ 03-GS-25 33; Civil Liberties without Discrimination Related to Affectional of Sexual Preference (Pronouncement) 75 GS 67** Fidelity and Integrity in All Covenanted Relationships 97-GS Gay & Bisexual Persons, Civil Rights for 77 GS Gay & Bisexual Persons, Special Needs of 75 GS Gay & Lesbian Persons, Deploring Violence Against 89 GS Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Persons & their Ministries, Affirming 91 GS Gays & Lesbians, Calling on the Church for Greater Leadership to End Discrimination against 93-GS Gays, Lesbians & Bisexuals for Ministry, A Call to Consider Issues Relating to Resolution 91-GS-67, Concerning the Gifts of 93-GS Greater Leadership to End Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians, Calling on the Church 93-GS Homophobia in the UCC, Institutionalized 83 GS Human Sexuality 83 GS Human Sexuality, Committee on (Adoption of Report) 79 GS 40* 60 Human Sexuality, Recommendations in Regard to 77 GS 64* Human Sexuality, Report of the Committee on the Report of Task Force 83 GS 34* Open & Affirming, Calling on UCC Congregations to Declare Themselves 85 GS 76 74; Open Membership & Opportunity, Acceptance of Report on 69 GS 21* 32 Prevention of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, &Transgender Youth Suicide 99-GS Reaffirming the UCC's Denouncement of Violence against Lesbian & Gay People within that Antiviolence Statement 03-GS Reaffirming Our Commitment to Full Equality for Persons of Any Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression 15-GS Same Gender Oriented Persons & their Families, Response to the Concerns 83 GS Hunger and Homelessness Vote Page Call to a Covenant for the Future Regarding Hunger in the United States 95-GS Homeless in America 83 GS Housing, Statement on 73 6 EC 23* 82 Hunger Action Program 79 GS Hunger in the United States, A Call to Covenant for the Future Regarding 95-GS Hungry & Homeless 85 GS Legal Aid for Dispossessed 71 GS On the Roles of Church and Government in Addressing the Global Food Crisis 09-GS Resolution On Advocating for Funding to Construct Quality Affordable Housing 13-GS Welfare Reform 97-GS World Food Crisis, Pronouncement on 75 GS 59** World Hunger, Report & Issue Statement on 77 GS 41* SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 21 of 36

22 Internal Organization and Location of the UCC Vote Page Acting Conferences & Acting Association, Resolution regarding 61-GS Amendment to Paragraph 227 of the Bylaws of the United Church of Christ, Proposed 97-GS Basis of Union with Interpretations Adopted and the Union in Effect, Joint Resolution Declaring 57 GS 5 10; Bylaws of the United Church of Christ, Motion to Amend the 95-GS Bylaws, Proposed time schedule for dealing with the 59 GS Call for Discussion of the Worship Life of the UCC & for Worship Resources & Program Initiatives 03-GS Call to Be Global Mission Churches in the UCC 09-GS Changing the Composition of General Synod 07-GS Church and State 71 GS Churches in Covenant Communion & Proposed Recommendations, UCC Response to 95-GS ; 42 Commission for Racial Justice, Charter for the Committee on Realignment of Associations, Conferences & 73 GS 58* 53 Committee on Realignment of Associations, Conferences and Synods, Receive the Report of 59 GS 15 9; Committee on Structure Report, General Synod; Adoption of Recommendation 1 95-GS Committee on Structure Report, General Synod; Adoption of Recommendation GS Committee on Structure, Appointment of 65 GS Committee on Structure, Recommendations of Committee Two Regarding the Report of the General Synod 93-GS-53* Constitution in Force, Resolution to Declare the 61 GS Constitution, Schedule for dealing with the 59 GS Decision Making, Wider Representation in 69 GS 121* ; Ending of the Recognition of the Iglesia Evangelica Unida De Puerto Rico as a Conference of the United Church of Christ 07-GS Establishment of the Office for Church Life & Leadership as a Permanent Agency of the UCC 77 GS Executive Council to Provide Funds, Resolution Regarding Authority of 61 GS Fair Trade, In Support of International 93-GS General Synod Committee on Structure Report; Adoption of Recommendation 1 95-GS General Synod Committee on Structure Report; Adoption of Recommendations GS General Synod Expense 81 GS General Synod Worship, Resolution Concerning 71 GS Headquarters, Action on Interim Location of 57 GS Hungarian Synod 60 AGS Insurance Advisory Board, Conferences of the UCC 87 GS Interim Ministry, Intentional 89 GS Location of National Headquarters 85 GS 42* 40 Location of National Offices, Overture on 79 GS 80* 91 Location of National Offices, Regarding the 87 GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 22 of 36

23 Internal Organization and Location of the UCC (cont.) Vote Page Location of the UCC National Headquarters 89-GS Merger of Intermountain Conference with CO Conf. & Oregon Conf. Name Changes 75 GS 8 13 Mutual Recognition of Members 75 GS Mutual Support of Conferences, In Search of A Mechanism for 85 GS National Headquarters 63 GS National Offices, Regarding the Location of 87 GS National Priorities, Concerning 91 GS National Staff 81 GS Nominating Committee, Resolution Regarding 61 GS Office for Church in Society, Proposal for the Center for Social Action Establishing the 75 GS Office for Church Life & Leadership, Creation of 73 GS 34* Office for Church Life & Leadership, Statement and Report of the Task on Leadership Development 73 GS 31* 36 On Responsible Meeting Practices 09-GS Ordained Ministries Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws, Mutual Recognition and Reconciliation of 95-GS Permanent Headquarters 63 GS Permanent Headquarters, Partial Report of the Review Committee on The Report of the Executive Council 61 GS 59* Pluralism (Amendment to Standing Rules) 71 GS Priorities Process for UCC 79 GS 38* Priorities Program Development 75 GS Priorities, Process for Selection of 77 GS Pronouncements, Overture on 79 GS 85* Publication of UCC Executives Salaries 81 GS 76* 92 Reaffirming Our Commitment to Covenantal Relationships 07-GS Report of the Action taken at the 1997 Meeting of the Calvin Synod Conference 97-GS Resolution 2 of the Business Committee 57 GS Resolution I of the Business Committee (Regarding Structure) 57 GS Restructure of Conference Boundaries 13-GS Revised Timeline for Restructure 97-GS Rotation of National Officers (Overture) 79 GS 83* 92 Rules for Procedure &Debate 60 AGS Synod Frequency 77 GS Theological Council 83 GS Theological Forum, To Form a 11-GS SUBJECT INDEX GENERAL SYNOD RESOLUTIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION 23 of 36

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