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The Petition is amended as follows:
  
Delete text  "WHEREAS Until 1951..."  through ..."Nobel Peace Prize in 1989."
  
Substitute the following text for the rest of the resolution:
  
Therefore be it resolved that The United Methodist Church support the people of Tibet and their struggle for independence and autonomy.
  
Be it further resolved that The United Methodist Church affirms the Dalai Lama's 1987 Five Point Peace Plan.
  
Be it further resolved that The United Methodist Church support United Nations' efforts to protect  human rights of all Tibetans and to preserve the distinct religious, cultural and linguistic heritage of Tibetan people.  
  
And be it further resolved that the General Boards and Agencies of the United Methodist Church continue to monitor this situation and provide opportunities for the United Methodist Church members to advocate for justice for the people of Tibet.