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Constitution
(as revised November 1998)


1. NAME
The Council shall be called the Christian Council for Monetary Justice.

2. AIMS
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.

3. MEMBERSHIP

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.

4. OFFICERS

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 Meeting.

6. COMMITTEE

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.

7. AUDIT

The Annual Meeting shall appoint an auditor, or auditors, who shall audit the accounts prior to the following the Annual General Meeting.

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 Meetings.

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.