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.
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: email@example.com.
Committees and areas of action
Find out more about our action areas here. Contact leaders at the email addresses below, to inquire about the work we are doing in these action areas and how you might get involved:
Holy Land Tourism
Annual Conference Organizing
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
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.
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.