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Promote Awareness (81309-MH-¶1406.11)

Amend ¶1406.11 as follows:
  
¶ 1406. Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry shall be:
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11. To promote awareness of and concurrence with “Policies Relative to Socially Responsible Investments” (¶ 716), the Social Principles (¶¶ 160-166), and The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church. To this end, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry shall be given the right to and shall be required to make these documents in their entirety freely available on its website.

Rationale

In order to effectively promote awareness of United Methodist policies and resolutions, these official statements of our church should be proclaimed publicly to as wide an audience as possible. The general public currently has little awareness of or access to the public witness found in our Book of Resolutions.