Petition 81292

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Episcopal Area Representation (81292-CO-¶582.4)

Amend ¶582.4 as follows:
  
¶582.4  A provisional annual conference shall elect one ordained minister and one layperson as delegates with full voting and other rights to the General Conference and to the jurisdictional conference in accordance with 502.3.d.    Delegates to central conferences shall be elected in accordance with ¶541.1.

Rationale

Increased representation for the central conferences at general conference is good for the church. This petition would make parallel changes to this paragraph necessitated by  other petitions, in order to provide each episcopal area with at least two delegates, not each conference, resulting in fairer representation.