He said a group came together to craft a common ground proposal that drew on CT/IOT; on Plan B, a less sweeping proposal that had considerable General Administration committee support; and on the Methodist Federation for Social Action plan, as well as other restructuring ideas. He said the compromise also sought to answer specific concerns raised by various delegates.
For example, Plan UMC guarantees that 7 of 34 voting spots on the new council would go to the non-U.S. central conferences. The plan also allows annual conferences flexibility in organizing – an important issue for some delegates.
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