Resolution on Just Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast

Adopted by the General Assembly November 2005

Whereas the Governing Board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has committed itself to a Special Commission for the Just Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast, and

Whereas Church World Service has played and continues to play a pivotal role in addressing human need—short term and long term in the region, and

Whereas the complexity of race and class as instrumental issues in the Gulf Coast demand our best, most coherent and most effective response,

Therefore, be it resolved that the General Assembly endorses and affirms both the establishment of the Special Commission and the relief efforts of Church World Service carried out in the name of member communions; and urges the Special Commission to strive for the greatest degree of coherence and comprehensive effort in our rebuilding of the Gulf Coast communities and in addressing the human inequities which exacerbated a natural disaster into a wholesale calamity.