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Dec. 2016 – UMKR has a (slightly) new name: United Methodists for Kairos Response
Advocate with UMKR for a
just peace in the Holy Land
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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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.