United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR)
is an international peace movement in the United Methodist Church responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians - in "Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth" - for effective action to help end the Israeli occupation and support a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
5th Anniversary of Kairos Palestine
International Conference brings participants from over 20 nations
Life with Dignity
- Conference Statement includes analysis of the current situation and call to solidarity in action. Download it »
A Moment of Truth
Discover this statement of faith and call to action that has
mobilized Christians globally, including United Methodists. Learn more »
STUDY GUIDES FOR KAIROS PALESTINE
Engage with the document that has become a worldwide movement in over 20 countries. Easy-to-use resources for groups in congregations and other organizations. Find them »
IS ISRAEL AN APARTHEID STATE?
The government of South Africa funded a 15-month study by an international team of legal analysts. The conclusion: Israel is clearly enforcing a regime of apartheid and colonialism in the occupied territories. Read the summary and download it »
THIS IS THE KAIROS...
A catalog of resources on Israel-Palestine, from some of the top
educational materials for learning the basics to specific advocacy
resources, and including films and books.
See it, download it »
Boycott the Settlements
The UMKR boycott campaign has many resources for justice advocates
resources to answer questions about the settlements and the products
they export, WHY we should boycott them, HOW to participate in the
boycott and much more! Learn more »
Some of our boycott resources:
• Brief powerpoint introduction to the boycott
• Bulletin Insert for congregations
• Preparation for a church boycott
• Boycott Flyers
• Q&A about the boycott
• Letters to Companies and to UMC Bishops
• The Call to Boycott SodaStream from the
UM General Board of Church & Society
• UMC Resolution opposing settlements products
See these and more; download them
Some believe that our church should keep investments in companies complicit in the occupation, to continue our corporate engagement and encourage them to change their policies. See the history of our advocacy with the corporations that are named in our 2012 divestment resolution.
DIVESTMENT Q & A
The answers to many of your questions about divestment! Learn more
WHO SUPPORTS DIVESTMENT?
See many of the Christian and Jewish organizations
that support divestment, as well as businesses and pension funds that have cut their ties to the Israeli occupation. Learn more
INVESTING IS NOT ENOUGH
Some United Methodists recommend replacing church divestment from the occupation with something that sounds more 'positive' - investing in the Palestinian economy. This approach cannot sufficiently help the Palestinians or their economy while they live under a brutal military occupation. Learn more
in the Holy Land
Walk with the people of our faith in the
place where it all began! Follow the guidelines of UMC resolutions to
live our values when visiting this extraordinary land.
Learn more and download tourism resources »