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Bethlehem, Palestine: 1 July 2020 —
Kairos Palestine and Global Kairos for Justice -- a broad coalition including Palestinian Christians and international church leaders and networks -- have issued "Cry for Hope," an urgent call to end the oppression of the Palestinian people. Already, thousands of Christian leaders and church members around the world have endorsed it.
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United Methodists are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth ,a statement of faith and urgent call to action from Christians in Palestine.  UMKR seeks, through nonviolent means and in partnership with Palestinian Christians, freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

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Kairos Palestine and Global Kairos for Justice have created a theological study for Christians and all who want to learn more about the crime of apartheid and why Palestinians and a growing number of churches and human rights organizations are using that word to describe Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.
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KAIROS PALESTINE, the document and movement of Palestinian Christians that gave UMKR its name, has grown to become  Global Kairos for Justice, a worldwide network of Christian movements striving to answer the call of Kairos Palestine: "Are you able to help us

get our freedom back?  For this is the only way you can help the two peoples attain justice, peace, security and love."   Kairos Palestine ~ Dec. 2009
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