Church court adds bishops’ jurisdictional conference questions to docket

The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church is the denomination's top "court."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2022

On March 14, 2022, the Council of Bishops submitted to the Judicial Council a Petition for Declaratory Decision.  

This request has been added to the current docket and designated as:

Docket No. 1021-24
IN RE: Petition for Declaratory Decision from the Council of Bishops on Questions Related to Calling and Holding Regular Sessions of the Jurisdictional Conference Pursuant to ¶¶ 26, 27.2, 45, 404.2, 405, 406, 407, 512, and 521.2 of the 2016 Book of Discipline.

Any interested party or other person who wishes to comment on any matter coming before the Judicial Council may submit a brief. Pursuant to ¶ 2608.1 of the Discipline, the following submission deadlines apply for:

Briefs: April 19, 2022
Reply Briefs: April 29, 2022

All briefs must conform to the requirements set forth in Rule V of the Rules of Practice and Procedures and be sent to:

Rev. Dr. Kabamba Kiboko, Judicial Council Secretary
c/o L. Smith, 1215 Shady Lane, Durham NC 27712
[email protected]