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1377IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Legislative Committee of the General Conference regarding the constitutionality of legislative petitions amended and/or approved by the Legislative Committee. February 26 2019 Decision
1376IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the General Conference concerning the constitutionality of ¶ 304.5 in light of ¶¶ 16 and 33 of The Book of Discipline 2016. February 24 2019 Memorandum
1375IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of legislative Petitions 90052 and 90078. February 23 2019 Decision
1374IN RE: An Appeal from the Decision of the North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Appeals Regarding the Order of the Committee on Appeals suspending as a “pause” the Judicial Proceedings in the Matter of Rev. David Wayne Meredith. February 21 2019 Memorandum
1373MEMORANDUM NO. 1373 IN RE: Administrative Appeal of Rev. Eric Seise from the Southeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals. February 21 2019 Decision
1372IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concerning if it is permissible to schedule “Church Superconferences” at locations other than the involved local churches. February 21 2019 Decision
1371IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concerning if the bishop, committee(s) or agency(ies) have the authority to join and participate in a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey State Board of Education and Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education. February 21 2019 Decision
1370IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters regarding the constitutionality, meaning, application, and effect of ¶ 408.1(b) in relation to ¶¶ 30, 542.2, 543.17, and 2201.2 of The Book of Discipline 2016. February 21 2019 Decision
1369IN RE: Review of a Bishop's Decision of Law in the North Texas Annual Conference concerning if (a) the term “in our churches” in ¶ 341.6 include property outside the walls of a church building and (b) the annual conference can interpret the meaning of a clause in The Book of Discipline 2016. February 21 2019 Memorandum
1368IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference concerning if the clergy session must (a) exclude a portion of the report of the Board of Ordained Ministry based on a policy that is not compliant with The Book of Discipline 2016 and (b) exclude from consideration two candidates who acknowledged in writing that they are married to persons of the same gender. February 21 2019 Decision
1368IN RE: Appeal of Rev. David Wayne Meredith from the decision of the North Central Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals. October 26 2018 Memorandum
1367IN RE: Appeal of the Counsel for the Church of the West Ohio Conference from the decision of the North Central Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals. October 26 2018 Memorandum
1366IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality of three sets of legislative petitions known as the One Church Plan, Connectional Conference Plan, and Traditional Plan. October 26 2018 Decision
1365IN RE: Petitions for Declaratory Decision from the Upper New York Annual Conference, the New England Annual Conference, the East Ohio Annual Conference, and the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference regarding the constitutionality and legality of mandatory registration fees for non-delegates at the called session of General Conference. October 26 2018 Memorandum
1364IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Minnesota Annual Conference regarding the constitutionality and legality of mandatory registration fees for non-delegates at the called session of General Conference. October 26 2018 Memorandum
1362IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Commission on the General Conference regarding the meaning, application, and effect of ¶¶ 13, 14, 15, 34, 35, 36, and 511 of The Book of Discipline 2016 in relation to a violation of the General Conference Rules of Order. October 26 2018 Decision
1361IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Council of Bishops regarding the constitutionality, meaning, application, and effect of ¶¶ 2718.3 and 2718.4 of The Book of Discipline 2016. October 26 2018 Decision
1360IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Council of Bishops regarding the meaning, application and effect of ¶ 14 in relation to ¶ 507 of The Book of Discipline 2016. May 25 2018 Decision
1359In Re: Request for Reconsideration of Judicial Council Decision 1347 May 25 2018 Memorandum
1359In Re: Request for Reconsideration of Judicial Council Memorandum 1347 May 25 2018 Memorandum
1358In Re: Request for Reconsideration of Judicial Council Memorandum 1346 May 25 2018 Memorandum
1357IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference concerning if the statement in Petition 307 is aspirational in nature and is a true statement in accordance with The Book of Discipline 2016 ¶¶ 17, 103, 104. IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference concerning if the statement in Petition 611 is a) a true statement, b) aspirational in nature, and c) in violation of provisions of The Book of Discipline 2016. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1356IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the South Carolina Annual Conference concerning if Decision 1340 of the Judicial Council or some part of the Book of Discipline 2016 render it out of order for an annual conference to petition the General Conference for enabling legislation to allow the Annual Conference to alter its relationship with the General Conference. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1355IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law concerning if the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference is required to retroactively pay full salary and benefits to a clergy member who was placed on involuntary leave of absence. October 27 2017 Decision
1354IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the California-Pacific Annual Conference regarding the legality of the language added to The Book of Discipline 2016 ¶ 161.G) stating “…and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching,” in particular if it violates the First and Second Restrictive Rules (Constitution ¶¶ 17-18). October 27 2017 Memorandum
1353IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the College of Bishops of the Africa Central Conference concerning if the General Council on Finance and Administration complied with Judicial Council Decision 1298. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1352IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference concerning if, under The Book of Discipline 2016 ¶ 324.14, the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry has the authority to create a new category of candidates who are approved by the requisite three fourths majority of the Board members, but not brought forward for a vote of the clergy session. October 27 2017 Decision
1351IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Iowa Annual Conference regarding the complaint procedure involving a clergy member who was reported to have publicly declared to be “a self-avowed practicing homosexual.” October 27 2017 Decision
1350IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concerning the constitutionality, application, meaning, and effect of The Book of Discipline 2012 ¶¶ 355, 362.2, 363, 636, and 2701 regarding the placing of a clergy member on involuntary leave of absence without a fair process hearing. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1349IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concerning if the cabinet’s process for initiating part-time appointments meets the requirements of The Book of Discipline 2016 ¶ 338. October 27 2017 Decision
1348IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Alaska Conference regarding the constitutionality of the relevant portion of ¶ 2008 of The Book of Discipline 2016. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1347IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Denmark Annual Conference regarding the legality of the language added to The Book of Discipline 2016 ¶ 161.G) stating “…and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching,” in particular if it violates the First and Second Restrictive Rules (Constitution ¶¶ 17-18). October 27 2017 Memorandum
1346IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law regarding the authority of the Western Jurisdictional Conference to adopt rules and the effect of those rules on nominations to the jurisdictional pool. October 27 2017 Memorandum
1345In Re: Request for Reconsideration of Judicial Council Decision 1341 October 27 2017 Memorandum
1344IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference concerning (a) If the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is required to ascertain whether a candidate meets the qualifications for candidacy and ordained ministry, including whether or not she or he is exhibiting “fidelity in marriage and celibacy in singleness” or is a “self-avowed practicing homosexual”, and (b) if the Conference Board of Ordained can legally recommend to the clergy session a candidate whom they believe to be in violation of the fidelity, celibacy, or definition of marriage standard April 28 2017 Decision
1343IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the New York Annual Conference, as remanded by Judicial Council Decision 1330, concerning if the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is required to ascertain whether a candidate meets the qualifications for candidacy and ordained ministry, including whether or not she or he is exhibiting “fidelity in marriage and celibacy in singleness” or is a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.” April 28 2017 Decision
1342IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the General Conference concerning if Judicial Council Decision 1318 applies to Petition No. 60805 in regard to complaints against bishops. April 28 2017 Memorandum
1341IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the South Central Jurisdictional Conference concerning the application, meaning, and effect of ¶¶ 304.3, 310.2d, 341.6, 2702.1a), b), and d) of The Book of Discipline, 2012 in regard to the nomination, election, consecration, and/or assignment as bishop of a person who claims to be a “self-avowed practicing homosexual” or is a spouse in a same-sex marriage or civil union. April 28 2017 Decision
1340IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law regarding the Untitled Resolution passed by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference. April 28 2017 Decision
1339IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the West Michigan Annual Conference, as remanded by Memorandum 1335, concerning (a) if a Wesley Foundation is considered a conference board or agency by the West Michigan Plan of Organization and the Book of Discipline (¶ 610, ¶ 701), and (b) if a local pastor appointed as campus minister of a Wesley foundation under ¶ 344.1a is ineligible for nomination to the Conference Leadership Team because of the membership requirement established by the West Michigan Plan of Organization. April 28 2017 Decision
1338IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law regarding the authority of the Western Jurisdictional Conference to adopt rules and the effect of those rules on nominations to the jurisdictional pool. April 28 2017 Memorandum
1337Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference concerning whether the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Cabinet have the authority to change the trial court’s penalty by adding additional requirements and timelines that are not a part of the trial court’s decision. October 28 2016 Decision
1336Request from the Texas Annual Conference for a Declaratory Decision on (a) the constitutionality of lay members on the Board of Ordained Ministry voting on the final disposition of penalty as a consequence of a church trial (¶¶ 33 Article II, 2711.1, 2711.3), and (b) the legality of a final disposition of penalty as a consequence of a church trial being handed down without the respondent being afforded a 30-day period for appeal (¶¶ 2713.5, 2715.1). October 28 2016 Memorandum
1335Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the West Michigan Annual Conference concerning (a) if a Wesley Foundation is considered a conference board or agency by the West Michigan Plan of Organization and the Book of Discipline (¶¶ 610, 701), and (b) if a local pastor appointed as campus minister of a Wesley foundation under ¶ 344.1a is ineligible for nomination to the Conference Leadership Team because of the membership requirement established by the West Michigan Plan of Organization. October 28 2016 Memorandum
1334Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Texas Annual Conference concerning if, during the disposition of the penalty imposed by the trial court, a respondent maintains the fair process rights guaranteed by the Book of Discipline (particularly, the right to be heard; ¶ 2701.2 of the 2008 Discipline) before a final decision is made. October 28 2016 Decision
1333Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the West Ohio Annual Conference concerning whether the decision of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry to not verify an appointment to extension ministry violates any or all of the following provisions of The 2012 Book of Discipline: ¶¶ 344, 344.1d), 428.9, 2701. October 28 2016 Decision
1332Rev. Errol Leslie v. Florida Annual Conference October 28 2016 Decision
1331Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the New England Annual Conference concerning questions related to the trial court decision in Florida Annual Conference v. Rev. Errol Leslie (¶ 33 Article II, ¶ 2719.1). October 28 2016 Decision
1330Review of a bishop’s Decision of Law in the New York Annual Conference concerning if the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is required to ascertain whether a candidate meets the qualifications for candidacy and ordained ministry, including whether or not she or he is exhibiting “fidelity in marriage and celibacy in singleness” or is a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.” October 28 2016 Decision
1329Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference concerning (a) if the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is required to ascertain whether a candidate meets the qualifications for candidacy and ordained ministry, including whether or not she or he is exhibiting “fidelity in marriage and celibacy in singleness” or is a “self-avowed practicing homosexual,” and (b) if the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry can legally recommend to the clergy session a candidate whom they believe to be in violation of the fidelity, celibacy, or definition of marriage standard. October 28 2016 Decision

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