Resolution D038 focuses on reaffirming the commitment to become a welcoming church for the Latino/Hispanic community. If passed, this resolution could mean a budget allocation of more than $3 million for Latino/Hispanic development throughout the church.
D038 is significant because of the increase of the Latino/Hispanic population in the U.S. According to the 2008 census, the U.S. has the second largest Latino population in the world. This resolution will allow the office of Latino/Hispanic ministry to train new leaders, raise awareness, and develop programs of spiritual empowerment for the Latino/Hispanic community.
For information on the progress of this resolution, come to the nightly debriefings in the Lounge at 8pm, visit episcopalchurch.org, or just ask me!
Nancy Frausto is from the Diocese of Los Angeles and is a member of the YAF design team.