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Resources        2017 Resolutions


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Since Dec. 2016,  UMKR has had a (slightly) new

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had a remarkable impact in the global United Methodist Church! Historic divestment and boycott actions could not have happened without the vital support of those who believe in the cause of Palestinian rights. Please give whatever you can today, so that our work can continue. And rest assured that every donation, large or small,

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United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian
Christians in Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ – freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

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
Hewlett Packard

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.

Download both resolutions on HP

Download a Q & A for the resolution to "Avoid Purchase of HP Products"

Download our Quick Facts sheet:

"United Methodists and the HP Boycott"


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.

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Download a Q & A for this resolution


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.
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Download the Q & A for this resolution


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.

Download UMKR's flyer about Holy Land Tourism, color

Download the flyer, B&W

Download the UMC Resolution, "Holy Land Tours",

#6031 in the 2016 Book of Resolutions


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.

Read and download both resolutions pertaining to Holy Land Travel

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​​​Dec. 2016 – Please note that some resources may refer to UMKR by our former name.  Our current name is: United Methodists for Kairos Response.