International Executive Committee Affirms Church of God Resolutions Regarding Racism

Cleveland, TN—The Church of God General Assembly has addressed the issue of racism with numerous resolutions over past decades. As a proactive move regarding recent developments, the International Executive Committee has made numerous statements strongly condemning recent acts of racism in America.

In their discussions, the Executive Committee led by General Overseer, Tim Hill, have reaffirmed resolutions adopted by past General Assembly gatherings focused upon this topic. Hill states, “These resolutions remind us that we must be a movement dedicated and committed to the respect, honor, and dignity of every person, regardless of race, creed or color. Further, these resolutions also represent this Pentecostal denomination’s commitment to the sanctity of human life and the sacred responsibility we have to speak out against bigotry and racism in every form.”

A resolution was adopted at the 2000 International General Assembly, which convened in St. Louis, MO. It clearly confirmed the significant commitment of the Church of God “towards the elimination of racism and bigotry, corporately identifying racism and bigotry as sinful hindrances which prevent us from truly realizing brotherhood and Christian love within and outside the body of the international church and the many peoples and races which it reaches and encompasses.”

The resolution, “RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000)” represents one of three resolutions addressing the subject of human rights, racism, and ethnic disparity.

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