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Since Dec. 2016, UMKR has had a (slightly) new
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Your support for UMKR is deeply appreciated. With your help, we will continue to work to bring freedom, justice, and equality to all the people of the Holy Land.
All our educational and advocacy work – internet communications, travel to events, providing print and audio/video resources and more – requires funding. UMKR has organized the adoption of dozens of resolutions by our church's annual conferences (regional bodies) calling for divestment, boycott, defending rights of Palestinian children and other actions for Palestinian rights. Our organizing has led to historic actions by our denomination in divesting from companies and Israeli banks that violate Palestinian human rights through their involvement in the Israeli occupation.
As a result of legislation adopted by our church, we are mobilizing United Methodists to support the boycott of products from Israeli settlements and companies that support the violation of Palestinians' human rights, and we are organizing with other faith communities to expand these boycotts around the world. We have developed resources about products being imported to the US from the settlements that are being used throughout and beyond our church. We have also published detailed information about companies that are significantly involved in the Israel occupation in other ways. Such research requires countless hours of work by our volunteers, subscription to online research sources, and printing of our publications.
We engage the agencies of our church to consider appropriate action that will uphold our principles in the Book of Discipline and will demonstrate our church's long-stated opposition to the Israeli occupation. Engagement requires travel to investment hearings and other meetings around the United States.
We are educating our church leaders and members about the importance of responsible tourism in Israel-Palestine, making trips to the Holy Land that will include meeting Palestinians, learning about the conditions under which they live, spending time in occupied territory and supporting Palestinian businesses as they travel. We have developed a professional packet of materials about Holy Land Tourism for United Methodists who are planning a visit to Israel-Palestine.
Our present actions and future plans need your support - your help is crucial if we are to continue with our work. Every gift helps, no matter the size. Please give as generously as you are able - at the top of this page, see how to donate online or by mail.
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YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL
United Methodists for Kairos Response is leading the effort in the United Methodist Church to bring an end to our church's investments in companies that maintain and expand the Israeli occupation. This is a brutal military occupation that is destroying Palestinian lives and society. Christians in the Holy Land have called out to their fellow believers around the world to take meaningful action that can bring the occupation to an end and achieve a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
UMKR organizers organizes United Methodist advocates across the US and around the world. We education thousands every year about the reality of
the occupation and the need for ethical investing by our church. We do this through public events, church presentations, press releases, publication of resources, online advocacy and meetings with United Methodist leaders.
UMKR welcomes donations from all those who want to see a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land. You can donate to UMKR online or mail a check; see all options below. Donations are
tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor: Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church.
Learn more below about what your donation will make possible: "Why Your Support is Vital."
A monthly recurring donation is the very best way to sustain the work of UMKR. You could make that monthly gift as low as $5 per month! And you can cancel the donations easily whenever you would like.
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