Resolved, that the current Death Penalty Abolition Task Force become a Commission of the Diocese, to study, educate, and advocate for restorative justice in the State of Georgia; and be it further

Resolved, that this commission will work toward the abolition of the death penalty, in partnership with the Diocese of Atlanta; and be it further

Resolved, that the Commission be named the Commission on Healing Justice.

Submitted by Diocesan Task Force on Death Penalty Abolition.



Becoming a commission will enable the Task Force to continue its long-term work of reflection, education, advocacy, and collaboration beyond this year and to invite other Georgia Episcopalians to participate in this work. In addition, with this resolution, the Task Force is shifting its focus from what it is against (capital punishment) to what it is for (restorative justice).