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While it may appear similar to a vote, (and is often referred to by that term,) these sustaining votes are not a democratic election, but rather an opportunity for members of the church to show their agreement or opposition to the choices that have been made with regard to leadership positions. These sustaining votes take place not only at General ...


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This originates from a revelation given to Joseph Smith, recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 26, and is known as the law of common consent. Note that this is different from congregationalism in that in common consent, a decision is already made through prayer and by inspiration, and the decisions are not made by democratic voting, per-se. Those affected by ...


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The head of the Jehovah's Witness Church is known as the Watchtower Society. Sorry for using Wikipedia as a reference, but apparently the JW website doesn't give out much information on them. On the official Jehovah's Witnesses website, we can get the following information: http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/congregations-organized/ How Are ...


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The simple answer is: "it's very complicated". Individual churches, dioceses, national councils of bishops, religious orders, houses of those religious orders, the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, institutions like schools and hospitals: they are all to some extent independent and to some extent related. The Catholic Church is not a simple organisation, and ...


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Q. "Who are the leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses church?" A. The One True Almighty God JEHOVAH through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who has granted authority to Christ's "faithful and discreet slave" as THE ONLY appointed channel by God during Christ's Heavenly PRESENCE (from the GREEK word "Parousia" which is often mistranslated as "Coming") of the ...


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The Jehovah´s Witnesses have what they call a Governing Body. A good reference on their beliefs can be found in Chapter 14 of their publication Bearing Witness where they show how they interpret Acts 15 as a being similar governing body in the early Christian assembly. Biblical Principles of JW Organisational Structure Organisationally, Jehovah's Witnesses ...


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The Pope, in consultatation with the Institute for the Works of Religion, aka 'The Vatican Bank' is in charge of the budget of the Vatican. The lack of transparency into the budgetting and collection of funds has been in the news for the last couple of years, and Pope Francis has brought in outside consultants to suggest reforms.


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I just wanted to chime in here though the question has been answered fairly well. For awhile there was a group of LDS that were opposed to one prophet in particular. Every conference they would hold up signs denouncing him and those able to make it into the conference hall would vote against him. The reason I bring this up is to show how this is dealt ...



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