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Central Conference Membership (81143-GA-¶705.5c)

   Amend ¶ 705.5c:
   c) Central Conference Membership—The total central conference membership in general agencies shall be proportional to the central conferences’ share of the total membership of the Church, but not less than 10 percent of the total membership of the general agencies, with each central conference entitled to a membership proportional to its share of the total membership of the Church with minimal representation being: allocated as follows: at least one from each region (Philippines, Europe, Africa)...

Rationale

With 1 in 3 United Methodists residing outside the United States and belonging to a central conference, the current 10 percent limitation is unfair and discriminatory.