GA-1923

GA-1923

RECOMMENDED LANGUAGE FOR PREVENTION OF HARASSMENT FOR GENERAL MINISTRIES OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

(Operational, Policy and Organizational)

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WHEREAS, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada (the Church) employs many persons, both clergy and lay, through its affiliated and recognized General Ministries; and

WHEREAS, the Church seeks to be a safe and just employer, ensuring that all employees may work in an environment free from harassment of any kind, and where all persons are seen as part of the creation of God; and

WHEREAS, the Church seeks to continually live into its commitment to Pro- Reconciliation/Anti-Racism; and

WHEREAS, the Cabinet of General Ministries convened a Human Resources Task Force to provide recommended language and minimum standards for policies on harassment, including sexual harassment, verbal harassment, anti-racism, and discrimination of any form; and

WHEREAS, the Cabinet of General Ministries has approved the recommended draft language and minimum standards presented with this resolution;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the General Assembly charge all General Ministries to revise and implement their Human Resources policies to meet the minimum standards drafted in the attached “Recommended Language” document; and

FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED that the General Ministries of the Church communicate their policies to all employees of their ministries upon revision of their respective Human Resources policies to be in compliance with this resolution.

Administrative Committee

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 The General Board recommends that the General Assembly ADOPT GA-1923. (Discussion Time: 12 minutes)

 

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