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Reflections of a United Methodist Missionary
Janet Lahr Lewis reflects on her time as a missionary in Israel and Palestine.
United Methodists in U.S. defend the right to boycott and divest
Twenty-three resolutions adopted in fifteen annual conferences in 2017, on a wide range of issues related to Israel/Palestine
UMKR welcomes new UMC investment fund: Equities Social Values Plus Fund
See the press release
UMKR Calls for Boycott of HP Products
15 Christian organizations send a Briefing Paper on Israel/Palestine
to the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress.
12 UMC Holy Land Missionaries Publish Open Letter to Donald Trump:
"Don't move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem."
Palestinian Pastor Sends Open Letter to UK Prime Minister
Recalling the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Rev. Alex Awad calls on PM for a new path for Britain regarding Israel/Palestine
UMKR Prepares 6 New Resolutions for 2017 Conferences
FOSNA Lenten Study for 2017 added to UMKR Worship Resources
7 Recommended Holy Land Trips in 2017
Palestinian Christians have called on us to help end the Israeli occupation. Discover the document that is mobilizing Christians around the world! Read it
UMKR & dozens of groups call on Americans to act:
full page newspaper stmnt.
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
23 Resolutions in 2017! Protecting our rights, HP boycott, Holy Land travel
and more. See the news
Is It Apartheid?
Find out what an international team of legal scholars - commissioned by the South African government - said about the Israeli occupation. See the answer
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
Our Quick Facts Series
Handy UMKR resources
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Sign the Petition
For UMC clergy and employees:you are the stakeholders in the services provided by the UM General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. Let them know you want occupation-free investments .
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Add your voice to thousands of United Methodists who advocate for equality and freedom for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Consider working with one of UMKR's committees or focus on advocacy in your area.
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The UMC has called for a global ban on products from Israeli settlements. See many familiar products & how you can support the boycott. Learn more
Noteworthy News in 2016
United Methodist regional bodies oppose "anti-BDS" legislation – September 2016
UMKR questions Israeli crackdown on humanitarian aid – August 2016
Congressional Briefing on the impact of Settlement Expansion - February 2016
United Methodist Pension Fund Excludes and Divests from Israeli Banks - January 2016
Noteworthy News in 2015 & earlier
UMKR celebrates Boycott Success in Palestinian Territories - October 2015
Read the press release
Eight United Methodist annual conferences vote for divestment in 2015
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UMKR welcomes new UM investment fund, while noting problems - January 2015
See the press release
Landmark action: United Methodist Pension board divests from G4S - June 2014
See the press release.
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
News & Views
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 & get involved. Learn more
Unheard Voices from the Heart of Palestine
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsored by the Middle East Peace Education
Whether you are new to the issue of the Israeli/Palestinian
conflict or you have studied the topic for years,
this symposium is for you.
COME AND LEARN ABOUT:
• America’s role in the Occupation
• Faith perspectives on the conflict
• Becoming active in peacemaking
2017 Rosemary Radford Ruether Conference
for a Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont, CA
Co-Sponsors: Friends of Sabeel—North America (FOSNA), Claremont Area FOSNA, Claremont School of Theology, Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Claremont Graduate University
Speakers: Jane Dempsey Douglass, Mark Braverman, Rev. Donald Wagner, Mae Elise Cannon, Rev. Naim Ateek,
Website for this event with resources and registration:
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