UMKR was founded in 2010 by a small group of dedicated United Methodist advocates who wanted to see the United Methodist Church cut its financial ties to the Israeli occupation that our church has long opposed. Since then we have grown to a movement with advocates in over 35 annual conferences and on several continents.  We also have expanded our scope of advocacy with several areas of action that you can support.


Local Advocacy
Want to connect with local United Methodists and allies?  Find others in your conference or region who are justice advocates for Israel/Palestine. There may be a conference task force already or one about to get started. We may also know of allied groups that are active in your area.  Contact us to find out what is happening in your region:
ac_organizing@kairosresponse.org.



Committees and areas of action

Find out more about our ​action areas hereContact leaders at the email addresses below, to inquire about the work we are doing in these action areas and how you might get involved:


​​Divestment

divestment@kairosresponse.org

Boycott

boycott@kairosresponse.org

Political Action

u.s.policy@kairosresponse.org

Education
education@kairosresponse.org

Holy Land Tourism

responsible_tourism@kairosresponse.org

Annual Conference Organizing

ac_organizing@kairosresponse.org


​To contact our Co-chairs, Treasurer, and others in UMKR,
 see our
 Contact page.

Not sure where you want to get involved?

Talk to us - we can help! info@@kairosresponse.org

United Methodists are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth ,the urgent call from Christians
in Palestine to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land. 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 2021. Our justice legislation is still vital & needs

YOUR support!  LEARN MORE:

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for our work to continue.

General Conference

Join Us


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...

WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!


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

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