Petition 80464

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Episcopal Area Representation (80464-CO-¶502.3d)

Amend ¶502.3.d as follows:
  
Every annual conference  episcopal area shall be entitled to at least one clergy and one lay delegate. Each episcopal area shall establish a fair process for rotating the delegates between the annual conferences therein and shall communicate the same to the secretary of the General Conference.  


Rationale

Increased representation for the central conferences at general conference is good for the church. However, some central conference representation is not proportional because many of the conferences are so small. This petition would provide each episcopal area with at least two delegates, not each conference, resulting in fairer representation.