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Scholarship Program Name Change (80404-GM-¶264.3a)

Rename the Crusade Scholarship program to the World Communion Scholarship Program and amend the following paragraphs to reflect the change:
  
Amend ¶264.3a as follows:
Crusade Scholarships  World Communion Scholarships: 50 percent (General Board of Global Ministries), with at least one half of the annual amount for ministries beyond the United States.
  
Amend ¶632.4b(13) as follows:
To develop and implement Church financial support of conference mission projects and programs, and health and welfare ministries, with particular emphasis on benevolent care and Golden Cross, education and social service ministries, and Crusade Scholarships  World Communion Scholarships.
  
Amend ¶1312.3i as follows:
To resource leadership training programs and administer scholarships, including the Crusade Scholarship Program  World Communion Scholarship Program.
  
Amend ¶1405.29 as follows:
To interpret, promote, and administer the loan and scholarship programs of the board, and to cooperate with the General Board of Global Ministries in matters related to the Crusade Scholarship Program  World Communion Scholarship Program.
  
Amend ¶1412.3f as follows:
Participate in the Crusade Scholarship Program  World Communion Scholarship Program.

Rationale

History  
The proposal to change the name of the Crusade Scholarship Program began before the 2004 General Conference and at the Board of Directors meeting in Birmingham.  Mission Contexts and Relationships (MCR) directors discussed the issue and suggested that the name should be revised. Nevertheless, they did not come to...