Petition 81101

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Change Retirement Age (81101-MH-¶359.1)

  Amend ¶359.1 as follows:
1. Mandatory Retirement-Every clergy member of an annual conference who will have attained age seventy-two on or before July 1 in the year in which the conference is held shall automatically be retired.49

Rationale

With a clergyperson shortage across the connection, improved health and energy levels of persons in their seventies, and the fact that mandatory retirement is passé /age discriminatory in much of our society, a return to the previous mandatory retirement age of 72 is in order.