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A summary of the top court's rulings on GC2019 legislation on petitions 1378 and 1379 passed during the special called General Conference. Downloadable PDF. Graphic by United Methodist News Service.

Chart of top court's rulings on GC2019 legislation

Read a summary of decisions by the Judicial Council on petitions passed during the special called General Conference. Downloadable PDF.
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This is an overview of the plenary hall and stage of the Feb. 24 opening worship service for the special called 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Court rulings escalate talk of church split

The Judicial Council upheld much of the Traditional Plan and cleared the way for congregations to leave with their property.
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The Rev. Timothy Bruster speaks with fellow delegates from Central Texas Conference during the special General Conference in February. Bruster made a motion, which was passed, to request a declaratory decision by the Judicial Council on “the constitutionality, meaning, application and effect” of the Traditional Plan. Photo courtesy of J. Vance Morton, Central Texas Conference.

Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019

In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.
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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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