Rules of Discipline Task Force

June 5 - 6, 2017

Louisville, Kentucky | Presbyterian Center, 100 Witherspoon St.

The first meeting of the Rules of Discipline Task Force is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm on June 5, 2017 and end at 3:30 pm on June 6, 2017 at the Presbyterian Center, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY.     The Rules of Discipline Task Force was created by an action of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) (see below):

Rules of Discipline Task Force – Item 06-14 – 222nd General Assembly (2016) 

Action

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) created a Rules of Discipline Task Force, to be charged with revising the entire Rules of Discipline to make the Rules of Discipline more accessible to the church, to preserve and enhance the accountability of councils and individuals to the church, to expand the role of mediation and alternate dispute resolution, and to provide flexibility in crafting censures and remedies, particularly in light of recent learnings in ethical and social development and experiments by the secular legal system with alternative sentencing. The task force, which shall be appointed by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) Moderator, shall release its proposed revised draft by September 2017, and shall gather comments and present a final report to the 224th General Assembly (2020). 

 

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