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By James T. Clemons, Ph.D., and Melinda Moore from the forthcoming, The Suicide Funeral (Authorhouse, 2011)

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention adopt and affirm the resolution on Suicide Prevention by the Diocese of West Tennessee at its 19th convention, March 25, 2000:

  1. We affirm our belief that, as St. Paul teaches (Romans 8:39), "Nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
  2. We pledge ourselves to collaborate with other religious bodies and secular agencies in educating ourselves to recognize and minister more appropriately to those among us who are especially at risk of suicide as well as those who are impacted by the suicide of others; and
  3. We urge that all levels of the Episcopal Church, parochial, diocesan, and national, accord high priority to the prevention of suicide in prayers and programming.

General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of…The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 173

Comments

08/11/2014 at 7:45 PM
Melanie Jean Mayfield
I can't believe Robin Williams committed suicide! He was SO talented and loved by all. He was a fellow Episcopalian. I don't know if the Church considers suicide a sin. I can only pray that God will have mercy on his soul. +AMEN+
06/08/2014 at 10:10 PM
george (a psychiatrist)
I am first of all a friend of you. I happen to be Episcopalian, and I happen also to be a Psychiatrist. I am happy that you love Our Church. Cutting is quite commonly seen in my Practice, and it by no means a Sin. If you want help with your cutting, please get back to me. My cell number is 1.267.240.2945. Peace be with you, the Peace of the Lord be with you.
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