Petition 81065

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General Agency Support (81065-FA-¶613.3d)

Amend ¶613.3.d as follows:
  
The council, on receiving from the treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration a statement of the amount apportioned that annual conference for each of the agencies supported under World Service (General Board of Discipleship, General Board of Global Ministries, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Communications, General Board of Church and Society, General Commission on Religion and Race, General Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-religious Concerns, General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, and General Commission on United Methodist Men) may recommend that the conference combine all agencies without reduction under the heading World Service Fund.  Further, if totaled, the council may recommend that the conference combine the World Service apportionment, without reduction...  

Rationale

A listening study conducted by GCFA found that over 90% of all United Methodists have little or no idea what money given to apportionments does.  A more recent study conducted by a GCFA task force revealed that the name “World Service Fund” was the least helpful of all apportioned funds...