B005 Proposed amendment to Canon IV.10, Of Conciliation, to enhance the possibility that restorative justice and other reconciling practices are utilized early in the Ecclesiastical Discipline process

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That Canon IV.10.3 be amended as follows:

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Sec. 3 If the conciliation is successful in reaching agreement among the parties on a suitable resolution of all issues, an Accord, as provided in Canon IV.14, or other agreement may be prepared. Within a reasonable time, the Conciliator shall report the results of the conciliation to the Reference Panel, which shall refer the matter as appropriate under Canon IV.6.8.

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Sec 3. If the conciliation is successful in reaching agreement among the parties on a suitable resolution of all issues, an Accord, will be prepared as provided in Canon IV.14, or other agreement may be prepared. If conciliation cannot be achieved within Within a reasonable time, the Conciliator shall report the results of the conciliation to the Reference Panel, which shall refer the matter as appropriate under Canon IV.6.8. , the Conciliator will report such to the Bishop Diocesan, and the matter will be referred back to the Reference Panel.