The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is about to make a public pronouncement on school diversity.
As noted today by reporter Yonat Shimron, delegates to this weekend’s annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina are expected to approve a resolution supporting diversity in student school assignments.
The resolution, which did not specifically mention Wake County’s public schools, would be sent to local school boards if it is approved.
“The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina urges bishops, priests, deacons and lay members to work for an equitable education for all students,” the resolution reads. “Learning, playing and growing with different races and socio-economic groups is essential for all students, regardless of race or socio-economic background to succeed in our increasingly diverse society.”
The Episcopal Diocese stretches across 38 counties in North Carolina’s Piedmont region and includes 116 churches with about 50.000 members.
Various members of the Episcopal Diocese, including high=ranking officials, have spoken at various events criticizing Wake for eliminating the diversity policy.