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Judicial Council October 2017 Docket

 

Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church

October 2017 Docket

Docket No. 1017-1
IN 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). Read More

Docket No. 1017-2
IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-3
IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-4
IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference concerning the 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-5
IN 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.” Read More

Docket No. 1017-6
IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-7
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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-8
IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-9
IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Alaska Annual Conference regarding the constitutionality of the relevant portion of ¶ 2008 of The Book of Discipline 2016. Read More

Docket No. 1017-10
IN 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. Read More

Docket No. 1017-11
IN 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). Read More

Docket No. 1017-12
IN 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. Read More