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Resolution On The Mentally Handicapped

WHEREAS, Mentally handicapped persons make up approximately three (3) percent of the population of the United States; and

WHEREAS, Many of these persons, both adults and children, are being neglected in the ministering programs of many churches and communities; and

WHEREAS, Our denomination is providing material and suggested programs for ministry to the mentally handicapped; and

WHEREAS, These persons are precious in God’s sight and worthy of our love and concern;

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we encourage our church members to become knowledgeable about and supportive of the mentally handicapped and their families in their church communities; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge our churches to investigate opportunities for involvement in mental health services; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage participation in such activities for the mentally handicapped as the Special Olympics; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we pray for and support those who work for legislation that will enable the mentally handicapped to take their rightful place in American society.