The original headline of the General Assembly blog post about a bylaw change concerning the Ministerial Fellowship Committee—“Ministers can be terminated for incompetence”—imprecisely characterized an aspect of the new MFC rules. The rule change allows the Ministerial Fellowship Committee to terminate a minister's fellowship with the Association—in effect, their accreditation—for incompetence, but the committee does not have the authority to “terminate” a minister's settlement in a congregation or to revoke their ordination. The headline and second paragraph of the post have been revised to more accurately reflect what the General Assembly decided.
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.