for our work to continue.

General Conference

United Methodists are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth ,a statement of faith and urgent call to action from Christians in Palestine.  UMKR seeks, through nonviolent means and in partnership with Palestinian Christians, freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

UMKR needs your support

General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2022. Our justice legislation is still vital & needs

YOUR support!  LEARN MORE:

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Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) - United States, national
Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) - Northern California chapter, USA

Jews for Justice for Palestinians - United Kingdom

The US Dominican Palestine Coordinating Committee,  a committee of the Dominican Leadership Conference (DLC). The DLC is comprised of leaders of 29 provinces and congregations of Dominican friars and nuns in the United States.
Read their endorsement statement

Citizens for Justice in the Middle East - Kansas City, USA

Tree of Life Educational Fund - Connecticut, USA

Organizations that have endorsed United Methodist Divestment from the Israeli occupation

Including United Methodist general boards and agencies, annual conferences, and ethnic caucuses, independent UM organizations and organizations beyond the UMC, in the United States, Europe, Israel and Palestine.
To see statements of support from these groups,
click here.

General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Church

General Board of Global Ministries
United Methodist Church
Read their endorsement statement

Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

California-Nevada Annual Conference

United Methodists Church

California-Pacific Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Desert Southwest Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Detroit Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Minnesota Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

New England Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

New York Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Northern Illinois Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Susquehanna Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Upper New York Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Virginia  Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

West Ohio Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Methodist Federation for Social Action

(MFSA) - national

Board of Church and Society,
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
United Methodist Church

Board of Missions and Justice
Florida Annual Conference, United Methodist Church

MARCHA (Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans) The Hispanic Caucus of the United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

Black Methodists For Church Renewal
United Methodist Church

Native American International Caucus
United Methodist Chur

Endorsements     Endorsements by Organizations

Middle East Study Group of central Contra Costa County, California

Wesley Christian Social Action Ministry

Urbana Wesley UMC - Urbana, Illinois

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, events, 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 withoutUMKR's advocacy AND all the extraordinary partners and allies who helped us.

General Conference is always our BEST OPPORTUNITY to make an impact for Palestinian rights throughout our denomination, on four continents.

But if we are to succeed advocating for justice

with over 5000 United Methodists who come to General Conference from around the world...


EVERY DONATION – large, medium, or small –
makes a difference in our work!

Click the green button:

Please give as generously as you can, and know that whatever you are able to give
will be greatly appreciated.

​​US Campaign to End the Occupation - United States
[Now: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR)]

A national coalition of hundreds of member organizations
Read their email blast to the coalition

Jewish Voice for Peace - United States, national
read their endorsement letter

The Rabbinical Council of Jewish Voice for Peace
Read their endorsement letter
Visit the website,, to watch a video and to learn more about support in the US Jewish community for selective divestment in the United Methodist Church

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice

Kairos Southern Africa
The original Kairos movement, to end South African apartheid

Read their letter of support

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA
Read their endorsement letter

CODEPINK - United States, national

Coalition of Women for Peace - Israel

National Japanese-American Clergy Caucus, United Methodist Church

WJIECC - Western Jurisdiction Inter-Ethnic Coordinating Committee,
United Methodist Church

WJCCAA - Western Jurisdiction Coordinating Committee on Asian American Ministries, United Methodist Church

United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force, California-Pacific Annual Conference, United Methodist Church

Israel/Palestine Task Force, California Nevada Annual Conference,

United Methodist Church