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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 Christians in Palestine:  Freedom, Justice, and Equality for All Palestinians and Israelis.

UMKR needs your support

General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2021. Our justice legislation is still vital and

needs your support!  LEARN MORE:

Leaders Show Cautious Optimism as Virus Numbers Remain Stagnant
Ynet News  •  2 August 2020
Prime Minister Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, and coronavirus taskforce chief Prof. Ronni Gamzu convened a press conference on Sunday, showing cautious optimism as the number of daily coronavirus infections across Israel stabilized in recent weeks. Gamzu said that the government will not hurry to lift any restrictions on the economy until daily coronavirus infections will have dropped. "We won't be hasty. We want to form adequate enforcement and the rules to be clear this time," said Gamzu. "Don't push us with this, it would be easier for us to lift restrictions when the curb starts to flatten.

Health minister says Israel has ‘stopped the rise in infections’
Times of Israel  •  2 August 2020
At press conference, Edelstein encouraged by declining infection rate; virus czar urges ultra-Orthodox community to heed rules; PM says vaccine prospects ‘encouraging’

Timeline for the Coronavirus in Israel/Palestine
from Jewish Voice for Peace:

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An Appeal from UMKR

UMKR has important church legislation for our denomination's global General Conference, to be held in 2021. These resolutions address:

protecting Palestinian children,
defending the right to boycott,
divesting from the bonds of occupation governments, 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.

General Conference is always our BEST OPPORTUNITY to 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 NEED YOUR HELP!

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.