CM: Can one lose circle membership?

A circle member can be removed from a circle. Of course, this is not something to take lightly.
Circle membership is a decision that requires consent. If someone’s circle membership is not within the range of tolerance of some other circle members anymore, we can propose to remove that person. This will only be done if that person’s circle membership keeps the circle from achieving its aim, for example because the emotional disturbance is distracting and seems avoidable. Note that removing someone from a circle is not necessarily the same as removing someone from the organization. Depending on the nature of the organization and its membership model, that person might remain a member, or might remain or become a member of a different circle where those issues might not arise.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 2.2.3