Petition 81154

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Accountability for GBCS (81154-C1-¶1000)

At the end of ¶¶ 1001-1011 of the Book of Discipline, add the following as a new ¶1012:
  
¶1012. Responsibility of Staff to Members— The General Board of Church and Society shall only officially support, endorse, sponsor, or co-sponsor any rally, demonstration, or conference with the prior approval for such action from the majority of its membership voting in person at a meeting or by absentee ballot between meetings.  

Rationale

This would help structurally ensure that the GBCS is responsive to the concerns of its board members, who in turn represent the various geographic regions of our church.  Such regularized collaboration would promote trust and unity in our denomination as members with diverse views focus on common ground.