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Judicial Council April 2017 Docket

Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church

April 2017 Docket

 

Docket No. 0417-1

IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 0417-2

IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law regarding the Untitled Resolution passed by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Read More

Docket No. 0417-3

IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 0417-4

IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 0417-5

IN 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.” Read More

Docket No. 0417-6

IN RE: Review of a Bishop’s Decision of Law in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, as remanded by Judicial Council Decision 1329, 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. Read More

Docket No. 0417-7

IN 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.  Read More