Petition 81520

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Global Convocation (81520-CO-¶14-C-$)

Amend Section 2.¶ 14.article 2 of Division Two of the Constitution by adding the following sentences at the end:
No more than two (2) consecutive general conferences shall be held in the United States. If two (2) consecutive general conferences have taken place in the United States, then the next general conference shall be held in a central conference.

Rationale

The United Methodist Church is a globally connected church and in the spirit of that connection we offer this amendment. The political and social climates of the world’s nations make it difficult for members of the central conferences to obtain appropriate documentation and thus be equitably represented. It is also...