Commission on a Way Forward’s final report is now available

From the Office of Bishop Sharma D. Lewis:

Dear Virginia Conference-

I want to share that the Commission on a Way Forward’s final report is now available on the Judicial Council website (pages 131-224) as part of their October 2018 docket at this link: http://cdnfiles.umc.org/Website_Properties/who-we-are/judicial-council/judicial-council-dockets/docket-10-2018-12.pdf.

The release of this report is due to the fact that the Council of Bishops asked for a declaratory decision on the constitutionality of the three plans last week. As such The Book of Discipline ¶ 2608.1 requires that requests for declaratory decisions, including relevant documents, need to be posted on the Judicial Council website 30 days prior to the filing date of the briefs. This report is available only in English as required by the Judicial Council. The Commission on a Way Forward’s report will still need to be translated in the denomination’s four official languages for the Central Conference Episcopal Areas, which are outside the United States.

 

 

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