Positions on Social Issues

Diocesan social positions are are established by vote of the delegates in the Diocesan Convention and inform the actions of diocesan staff and committees. The long list below stretches back over the course of some years, during which emphasis may have changed, but principles have not. Positions are shown two to three at a time in a  separate page, which is set to appear by default in a new window.  

 

A pdf list of all resolutions passed between 1960 and 2009 is available here.

 

See also:

2010 Resolutions    

2011 Resolutions


Abortion
Advocacy; Needs of the Poor
Aging
AIDS
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Amnesty for War Resisters

Anti-Semitism
Bail; Release of Accused Persons
Bigotry, Religious

Birth Control; Contraceptive Devices
Capital Punishment; Death Penalty
Children

Church/State Separation
Compensation, Inequity in
Cuba

Deferring Death; Dying
Domestic Partners
Domestic Violence

Economic Justice
Employment and Training
Energy: Sources and Cost
Environment; Earth Charter

Entitlement to a Basic Living Standard
Equal Rights
Extremists

Foreign Aid
Funeral Practices; Christian Burial
Gambling

Gun Control
Hate Crimes
Health Insurance, National

Homosexuality; Private Sexual Morality
Housing; Urban Renewal
Hunger at Home & Abroad; Homelessness
Integration

Legislative Activity
Literacy
Marijuana

Migrant Workers; Agricultural Workers
Military Service; Veterans Benefits
Narcotic Addicts; Drug Abusers

Nicaragua
Nuclear Disarmament
Parochial School Aid

Persons with Disabilities
Police Violence
Poverty

Prisons, Prisoners
Public School Education
Puerto Rico, Autonomy

Racism
Refugees; Immigration
Replacement Workers

Same Sex Civil Marriage

Service Corps (National, New York State)
Sexual Exploitation, Discrimination, & Harassment
Social Programs (Federal Funding); Social Services

Social Responsibility in Church Investment
South Africa
Taxation of Religious Institutions

War and Peace
Welfare Reform

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