Petition 80460

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Proposed Budget Increase (80460-FA-NonDis-$)

Funds for Program Agencies in the proposed 2009-2012 World Service Fund Budget shall be increased by $32,000,000 for a total of $353,058,000 and allocated to Program Agencies in the same proportion as in the proposed budget.  The total Apportionment Budget for the 2009-2012 quadrennium shall reflect the $32,000,000 increase for a total of $673,897,000.

Rationale

In the Wesleyan tradition the United Methodist Church has a responsibility to respond to environmental, health, justice, and peace challenges that are global in scope.  Yet financial support for general agencies that address these issues has declined in the past twenty years.  This petition seeks to reverse this trend.