Bylaws: Communitas Religiosa Romana

I. The Communitas Religiosa Romana (henceforth to be referred to as the Collegium), has the following purposes:

  • This community is dedicated to the restoration and study of the ancient Roman Religion, the Cultus Deorum Romanorum.
  • All cults that existed within the ancient Roman Empire are within the scope of the Collegium.
  • The goal of this group is to share knowledge and teach the ancient traditions of the Cultus Deorum Romanorum. This community strives to translate this knowledge into a living religious tradition consistent with the Declaration of the Cultus Deorum.
  • The logo of the Collegium shall be:

II. The administration of the Collegium is through a board of directors known as the Concilium Magistrorum. The Concilium Magistrorum shall consist of between two to eight directors (magistri) who must be citizens of the Roman Republic who have tax status of class V, IV, III, II, or I.

  • Each magistri shall hold a term of one year
  • Each magistri is elected by the members of the Collegium in a one-vote per-member basis.
  • The total number of magistri elected is dependent on the number of volunteers.
  • If there are less than two volunteers to serve as magistri then two representatives from the Collegium Pontificum of the Roman Republic shall serve as temporary magistri. If there is no Collegium Pontificum then two representatives from the Comitia Curiata shall serve as temporary magistri.
  • The quorum for meetings of the Concilium Magistrorum is 50% of the voting magistri.
  • Each magistri shall have administrative privileges over any online platform belonging to the Collegium.
  • All Sacerdotes recognized by the Collegium Pontificum or Comitia Curiata shall be non-voting members of the Concilium Magistrorum if not serving as magistri.
  • All members of the Collegium Pontificum and Collegium Augurum shall have 1/2 a vote on the Concilium Magistrorum if not serving as a magister.
  • The Pontifex Maximus, Rex Sacrorum are co-chairs of the Concilium Magistrorum and shall each have one vote on the Concilium Magistrorum.
  • Any ties during a vote of the Concilium Magistrorum are to be broken by the Pontifex Maximus. If no Pontifex Maximus exists then ties are to be broken by the voting member (not counting those with 1/2 votes) of the Concilium Magistrorum with the lowest citizen ID number.

III. All members of the Collegium are to be citizens of the Roman Republic and membership is freely open to any citizen.

  • The Concilium Magistrorum may hold a majority vote to expel any member

IV. If the Collegium holds any denarii and is dissolved all denarii are to be donated to the Collegium Pontificum of the Roman Republic. If no Collegium Pontoficum exists then denarii are to be donated to the Senate of the Roman Republic.

V. Disputes within the Collegium between members are to be first mediated through the Concilium Magistrorum. Any final decision made may be appealed to the Pontifex Maximus which will determine the final ruling on the mater. If there is no Pontifex Maximus then disputes are to be ruled upon by the Praetores.

VI. These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Collegium, and also be approved by a majority vote of the Collegium Pontificum (if existent).

VII. When these bylaws conflict the operating procedures (lex) or bylaws of the Roman Republic, the policies of the Roman Republic shall take precedence.

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