(as revised November 1998)
The Council shall be called the Christian Council for Monetary
The aims of the Council shall be to present a Christian witness
on the true function of a monetary system in society, to examine
the working of the existing laws and international arrangements
which relate to financial institutions, including banks, especially
in regard to their wider economic, social and moral implications,
to press for the revision of these laws and international arrangements
where they are found to be working against the public interest,
and to press for other monetary measures that will contribute
to economic and social justice within the community and throughout
the world. The activities of the accounts of the Council shall
include the organisation of meetings and conferences, the issue
of public statements, the publication of reports, and such other
activities as may from time to time be decided.
Membership shall be open to persons of all Christian denomination
who are interested active furtherance of the aims of the Council.
Members shall serve in their personal capacities, and not as
the official representatives of their denominations. Members
in the United Kingdom shall pay an annual subscription as shall
from time to time be decided.
Officers of the Council shall consist of the President ( an
honorary office ), the Chairman, the Vice-chairman, the Secretary
and the Treasurer. The following additional posts may also be
filled; Press and Media Officer, Membership Officer, Editor
and Publications Officer, and Librarian. Any two posts may be
held one by one person if this should appear appropriate.
5. HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS
Honorary Vice-presidents may be appointed by the Annual General
The Officers of the Council shall constitute a Committee and
have the power to co-opt up to three members of CCMJ, in their
personal capacities and not as representatives of Church organisations.
The Annual Meeting shall appoint an auditor, or auditors, who
shall audit the accounts prior to the following the Annual General
8 .CIRCULATION OF MATERIAL
Members shall be encouraged to submit memoranda and other material
to the Secretary. The Secretary shall arrange for the circulation
of material to members for their consideration and comment.
9. ANNUAL MEETING
The Secretary shall arrange for an Annual Meeting of the members.
This will elect Officers for the coming year and shall be presented
with reports by the retiring Officers. It will consider proposed
constitutional amendments which have been submitted to the Secretary
within nine months of the precede Annual Meeting and included
in the Agenda.
10. HALF-YEARLY MEETINGS.
These will be held approximately halfway between the Annual
11. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
The Secretary shall give 14 days notice of each meeting to each
member at his/her last known address. If no such notice has
been received by seven months after a meeting, the Chairman
or any two members may give it.