An Urgent Appeal
Right now, UMKR has important church resolutions for GENERAL CONFERENCE, MAY 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resolutions on:
• protecting Palestinian children,
• defending the right to boycott,
•divesting from occupation governments' bonds, 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.
GC 2020 is our BEST OPPORTUNITY to once again 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,
IN THE WINTER AND SPRING OF 2020!
Please give as generously as you can, and know that whatever you are able to give
will be gratefully appreciated.
EVERY DONATION – large, medium, or small –
makes a difference in our work!
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Today Kairos Palestine is a continuing movement of the Palestinian Christians, with responding movements in over twenty countries. Learn about current Kairos Palestine activities and find more resources (in many languages), as well as their press releases at their website, which we recommend you visit: http://www.kairospalestine.ps
"LIKE" Kairos Palestine on Facebook and Follow their current new resources and action alerts. Their Facebook page:
The Kairos Palestine Document
Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth
Our movement, United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR), is named for the landmark document - Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth - launched from Bethlehem in December 2009. Kairos Palestine has been called the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" of our time. In this document, along with their profound statement of faith and vivid description of life under a brutal military occupation, the Christians of the Holy Land have asked for meaningful action that will help to end the Israeli occupation and achieve equality and justice for all the people of Israel-Palestine.
Discover the Kairos Palestine document at our website
Visit the website of the Kairos Palestine movement.
Kairos Palestine Study Materials
These are a great way for your congregation or church group to learn about Israel/ Palestine from our fellow Christians in the Holy Land.
The Israel-Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has an easy to use three-week
study plan (below) that you can order online for a minimal cost at their website.
For something more in-depth, see Kairos USA's beautiful and thought-provoking Call to Action Study Guide (below) which you can download online.
Come & See: A Call from Palestinian Christians Guidelines for Christians Contemplating a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Read and download
Other publications from Kairos Palestine- available in many languages
Kairos for Global Justice
This published book of 124 pages is now available to read and download
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UMKR needs your support for our work to continue
General Conference 2020
General Conference has been post-poned, but our justice legislation
is still vital and needs your support: LEARNmore about the issues: