Israel divestment

Divestment Urged

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U.S. United Methodists have passed 23 resolutions from 15 regional church bodies in 2017 to boycott Israel and divestment from companies the provide goods or services for Israeli suppression of Palestinians. more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Cote d'Ivoire Delegation

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E. Julu Swen looks at the diverse opinions among delegates to the 2016 General Conference from the perspective of a West African United Methodist layman and church communicator. more

2016 General Conference

Divestment Defeat

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Contrary to the movement to divest from companies doing business with Israel, the Rev. Alex Joyner proposes a more complex solution that takes into account the strengths and deficiencies of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority. more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

Middle East Divestment Defeated

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The United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has banned five Israeli banks from investment, based on human rights guidelines the board adopted a year ago. more

Finance and Administration


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The Rev. Jeremy Smith encourages United Methodists to look at divestment as the proper strategy for justice and peace in the Middle East. more

Jeremy Smith


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The "boycott, divestment and/or sanctions" campaign against companies doing business with the State of Israel diverts United Methodists from the kind of positive Middle East peace efforts that align better with Jesus' teachings, writes Phil Susag. more


Divestment Urged

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Four more United Methodist annual conferences join the movement to divest from companies whose products aid Israel occupation of Palestinian lands, says United Methodist Kairos Response. more

In the Church

Rachel Corrie and the Wrath of God

The Rev. Morgan Guyton has put his body on the line for peace, just as activist Rachel Corrie did for Palestinians, and he has some stout responses to an Israeli court's ruling that her death from an Israeli bulldozer was "accidental." more

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Middle East Divestment Defeated

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General Conference delegates vote down a resolution for The United Methodist Church to sell its investments in three companies that supply security products to Israeli military. more


Inclusion Attempted

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Demonstrators streamed into the delegates' area after the General Conference voted to retain The United Methodist Church's anti-LGBT stances. An effort to close the session to delegates only met with such a backlash that bishops were forced to negotiate a compromise with the demonstrators to reopen the afternoon session. more

Alex Awad

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A Palestinian Christian and an Israeli Jew urged United Methodist delegates to support a petition to divestment from three companies that provide security products to Israeli military. more

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