​​Worship & Devotional Resources

Enrich your spiritual connection to the cause of justice in the Holy Land, with diverse materials for congregations & personal devotions.  See the resources

Global  Support

Many UMC allies, Christian institutions, and Jewish groups support boycott and divestment to end the Israeli occupation.  See the support

Responsible Tourism

Be more than a tourist in the Holy Land. See remarkable  tours that will show you biblical history and introduce you to the people of the land. Learn more

Israel/Palestine 101​

Prepare for peacemaking by learning the basics: the history of this conflict and the real situation today.  We have some easy ways to get started.  Learn more


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Answering the urgent call from Palestinian Christians 
~ in Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth ~
for effective action to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a
just peace in the Holy Land.


General Inquiries:
Rev. Michael Yoshii  • Buena Vista UMC
2311 Buena Vista Ave.  •  Alameda, CA 94501

Donations/Financial Correspondence:
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Selective Divestment

Throughout the church, the call is growing for the UMC to cut its financial ties to the Israeli occupation that it has long opposed  Learn more

Changing U.S. Policy 

It is time for a change in U.S. policies regarding Israel/ Palestine. Find out how UMKR and allies are making an impact in Washington and join them.  Learn more  

Seizing the Mandate: one of the most comprehensive resources we know for identifying and boycotting products from the Israeli settlements. Produced by UMKR researchers in cooperation with Who Profits and others.

News & Views


January 7, 2016 - United Methodist Pension Fund

Excludes and Divests of Israeli Banks

read the press release

December 2015 Newsletter

• UMKR Task Force on Africa

• Palestinian Business Committee offers support

• Another victory: Royalife moves out of illegal Israeli settlement industrial zone

• Looking toward Lent: request for worship and devotional materials

• Why I support UMKR, by Linda Hiebert Sekiguchi

• Portland Plans: UMKR at the January Pre-conference briefing for GC 2016

• Last chance for February trip to Holy Land with Janet Lahr Lewis

• Churches seek to end Israel's human rights abuses - meeting with U.S. State Department

• A Missionary's struggle

Find these articles in our December 2015 newsletter


• Honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu; his 2015 message on Palestine
• Celebrating GC 2016 resolution on divestment from Global Young People's Convocation
• Palestinian Christian schools in Israel hold successful strike for fair and equal treatment
See these in our October newsletter.

Oct. 1, 2015 – UMKR celebrates Boycott Success in Palestinian Territories
Read the press release

• Largest Protestant Denomination in Canada Approves Divestment

• Boycott success: Veolia sells the last of its operations in the occupied territories

• UMKR asks Hillary Clinton to Rescind Attack on BDS

• American Civil Rights Leaders Endorse BDS

   See these in our September newsletter

•  Eight United Methodist annual conferences vote for divestment in 2015 

    Read the press release

•  Historic action for divestment, boycott and more in the United Church of Christ 

    Read in July 2015 Newsletter

•  UMKR welcomes new UM investment fund, while noting problems - January 2015 

    Read the press release

•  Landmark action: United Methodist Pension board divests from G4S - June 2014 

    Read the press release



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Settlements Boycott 

The UMC has called for a global ban on imports from Israeli  settlements. See many familiar products & how you can support the boycott.  Learn more


» United Methodist Pension Fund Divests of Israeli Banks read more

» UMKR Opposes anti-BDS legislation read more

» See the resolutions going to General Conference 2016

» For UM clergy and employees:
    Sign the petition to GBPHB

​​Kairos Palestine

Palestinian Christians have called on us  to help end the Israeli occupation.  Discover the document that is mobilizing Christians around the world! Read it