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Act of Repentance for Racism (80289-IC-R162)

Retain resolution #162. Act of Repentance for Racism, as amended.
  
The last paragraph should read:
     Therefore, be it resolved, the General Conference encourages the connection to use adopts Steps Toward Wholeness: Learning and Repentance, a study guide which addresses the church's role in racism, concluding with a call for repentance; and requests all local congregations in the United States to engage in study sessions using Steps Toward Wholeness. All annual conferences are also requested to engage in a liturgical act of repentance in 2001.

Rationale

The spirit of the resolution is maintained as a general observance of the church and a constant reminder of our need for reconciliation.