SCJ Requests Declaratory Ruling in Election of Karen Oliveto as Bishop

Date Posted: 7/20/2016

The South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church has requested a declaratory ruling on the election of Karen Oliveto as a bishop in the Western Jurisdiction. Below are links to stories and commentary from various perspectives:

UMC.org Story on Karen Oliveto Being Elected

UMC.org Story on Karen Oliveto Being Consecrated

Council of Bishop's Response

Statement from the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops

What’s a Declaratory Decision? An Overview of the Process

Reconciling Ministries Post

Good News Post

NPR Story