Judicial Council

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The Book of Discipline contains the rules that guide The United Methodist Church. Only General Conference can change the book, which is revised after each meeting of the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

List of GC2019 petitions under court review

Downloadable PDF lists approved changes to the Book of Discipline that will be reviewed by the Judicial Council in April.
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Delegates pause for prayer during the Feb. 23 Day of Prayer and Preparation at the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Judicial Council to review GC2019 actions

The two agenda items deal with the constitutionality questions related to Traditional Plan and exit plan approved by GC2019.
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Following the announcement of a Judicial Council ruling that found several parts of the Traditional Plan unconstitutional, church officials confer during a pause in the Feb. 26 plenary session of the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Wrap-up: Judicial Council at GC2019

Highlights of the rulings by the United Methodist Judicial Council during the Feb. 23-26 special General Conference.
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Bishops confer over the issue of whether the legislative committee can refer items to the denomination's Judicial Council for review during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Clockwise from lower left are Bishops Thomas Bickerton, John Schol, David Bard, Julius C. Trimble and Cynthia Fierro Harvey. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Court to GC2019: Legislation needs more work

The United Methodist Judicial Council points to parts of legislation passed Feb. 25 that remain unconstitutional.

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