Petition 80286

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Final Resolution (80286-FA-¶811.1)

Add a new number 4 to ¶811.1. General Agencies, as follows:
  
    In the fulfillment of this directive, the council shall take the following steps to ensure that concerns of the General Commission on Religion and Race and the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women are represented: (1) consult with the two commissions in the development of a certification form to be submitted to the council by agencies and institutions receiving general Church funds; (2) share copies of such certifications with the two commissions’ ; and (3) receive and consider recommendations from either of the two commissions regarding possible noncompliance with these policies by agencies and institutions receiving general Church funds; and (4) when recommendations for withholding funds are received from one or the two commissions, consult further with them in order to jointly determine final resolution.
        
Add same language to ¶2008.16, as a number 4, as follows:

    4) when recommendations of withholding funds have been made, consult further with the General Council on Finance in order to jointly determine final resolution.

Rationale

These changes in The Discipline will ensure that GCORR recommendations to withhold funds from agencies that have not complied with the church’s racial inclusiveness policies are enforced. The additions will ensure more collaboration between GCORR and GCFA including the final decision or determination.