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General Conference 2020 has been
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2017 Resolutions and Associated Resources
RESOLUTION: Avoid Purchase of HP Products
Calls on all conference boards, agencies,
and individual United Methodists to refrain from
purchasing HP products until this family of companies
ends its involvement with the Israeli occupation.
See the download link below , for BOTH resolutions
pertaining to HP.
RESOLUTION: Study the Actions Opposing
Calls on a conference board, agency or committee to study
the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing
international action opposing Hewlett Packard in light of the 2009 Kairos Palestine document and provide a recommended action regarding HP to its 2018 Annual Conference.
See UMKR's HP Boycott and
the HP-Free Churches campaignon this page.
RESOLUTION: Consider Investing in Wespath's
Equity Social Values Plus Fund (ESVPF)
Encourages conference investment managers and
clergy and lay employees to put some of their funds or
pensionNs in the ESVPF in which Wespath is responding
to justice advocates call to divest from HP, Caterpillar
and Motorola Solutions by excluding them from this fund.
RESOLUTION: Protecting the Right to Peacefully Address Injustice through
Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions
Opposing state or federal legislation that would stigmatize or penalize those who support BDS action for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
RESOLUTION: Holy Land Travel
Recommendations for United Methodists who
visit the Holy Land, to consult with the
Methodist LONiaison Office in Jerusalem, spend time
with Christian Palestinians, and more.
See the link below, to download 2 resolutions
on Holy Land travel.
RESOLUTION: O Little Town of Bethlehem: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Calls for the conference to fund a trip for one person to visit the Holy Land, with a recommended tour organizer, who will report back to the conference and speak with 10 groups about the experience.
Dec. 2016 – Please note that some resources may refer to UMKR by our former name. Our current name is: United Methodists for Kairos Response.
An Urgent Appeal
Right now, UMKR has important church resolutions for GENERAL CONFERENCE, MAY 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota – resolutions on:
• protecting Palestinian children,
• defending the right to boycott,
•divesting from occupation governments' bonds, and other timely justice issues.
We also have BIG PLANS for educating
A LOT of people throughout our church about Palestinian rights, with literature, displays, speakers, meals, and witness actions!
With very limited resources, UMKR has made a BIG impact in the global United Methodist Church! Groundbreaking divestment and boycott actions by the UMC would never have happened without UMKR's advocacy AND all the extraordinary partners and allies who helped us.
GC 2020 is our BEST OPPORTUNITY to once again make a worldwide impactfor Palestinian rights throughout our denomination.
But, if we are to succeed in advocating for justice
with thousands of United Methodists who come to General Conference from four continents,
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP,
IN THE WINTER AND SPRING OF 2020.
Click the green button and take action now:
Please give as generously as you can, and know
that whatever you are able to give will be greatly appreciated.
Resources 2017 Resolutions