Parity in Episcopal Tenure

Petition No. 20533 by Vicencio Vinluan, Covina, CA, USA

Amend Par. 543.3 as follows:

     A central conference shall have power to fix the tenure of bishops elected by the central conference, CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE BISHOPS.

Rationale:

       There is today, a commendable spirit of seeking to be open and accountable across The United Methodist Church.  It is time for our great church to address the double standard regarding the tenure of bishops in the jurisdictional and central conference. Specifically, there is lack of parity across the board….

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