Friday, May 4, 2012

Good bye GCOSROW and GCORR

A motion to reconsider the earlier decision to combine the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women and the General Commission on Religion and Race into a single Committee on Inclusiveness answerable to the General Council on Strategy and Oversight was raised this morning in plenary. Keeping GCOSROW and GCORR independent would have no impact on the UMC's quadrennial budget. Our own Tom Choi made a powerful speech in favor of keeping these entities strong and independent given the decision to end guaranteed appointment. All to no avail. The conference voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending these two independent monitoring agencies.

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