Judicial Council

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Rulings address LGBTQ resolution, Congo special session

The Judicial Council released rulings April 25 stemming from last fall’s jurisdictional conferences, including one dealing with a resolution on LGBTQ inclusion adopted by all five jurisdictions.
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Members of the current Judicial Council. Back row (from left): The Rev. Øyvind Helliesen, the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., W. Warren Plowden Jr., the Rev. Dennis Blackwell and Lidia Gulele. Front row (from left): Beth Capen, Deanell Reece Tacha and the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.

Court rules on exiting clergy and churches

The United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council weighed in on whether withdrawing clergy must surrender their credentials and other questions related to church disaffiliations.
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The Book of Discipline contains the rules that guide The United Methodist Church. The Judicial Council — the denomination’s top court — has upheld a new part of the Discipline that allows the Council of Bishops to have a role in complaints against its members. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Court: Bishops can intercede in complaints

The United Methodist Church’s top court upheld the constitutionality of a relatively new church law that allows the Council of Bishops to be involved in adjudicating complaints against its members.
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The coming General Conference is scheduled to meet April 23-May 3, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. The Judicial Council, The United Methodist Church’s top court, faced questions about how to handle delegate vacancies for the postponed General Conference, and whether another General Conference should be held between 2024 and 2028. Photo courtesy of charlottesgotalot.com.

Court rules on General Conference questions

The United Methodist Church’s top court addressed questions about filling delegate vacancies and whether another General Conference needs to be scheduled after the postponed 2020 General Conference takes place in 2024.

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