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WORK TOGETHER WITH UNITED METHODISTS & ALLIES

Find others in your conference or region who are justice advocates for Israel/Palestine. There may be a conference task force or one about to get started. We may also know of allied groups that are active in your area. Find out if divestment legislation has been adopted in your conference or how you could get one passed. Contact us to find out what is happening in your region: ac_organizing@kairosresponse.org


SUPPORT OUR WORK WITH A DONATION

We depend on those who believe in our work to ensure it will continue.

UMKR is an independent grassroots movement in our church that has

grown remarkably since it began in 2010, but that would never have

happened without supporters like you. Please take a moment to

make an easy, quick and secure online donation.


SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

Download and use our boycott resources. You could:

•    Arrange for our short boycott PowerPoint to be shown at your church, during a Sunday service or a meeting

•    Use our insert/flyer in Sunday bulletins at your church or ask your pastor about using it

•    Distribute information about the boycott, such as the Why Boycott the Settlements Brochure, in your church and call a meeting to discuss how members can support and grow the boycott.


BECOME AN ADVOCATE WITH U.S. POLICY MAKERS

United Methodists and allies are contacting U.S. government leaders

throughout the year with timely, coordinated messages, and supporting

vital Congressional briefings that are well attended by key

congressional staffers. You can join these united actions when

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LEARN AND EDUCATE 

Learn more about the occupation and why we should take action

to help end it:

• See the Kairos Palestine document, Palestinian Christians' statement of faith and hope and call to action.
• Check out our series of
monthly webinars that began May 2020, with diverse speakers from the US, Palestine and beyond.

• Watch engrossing and informative video clips from the class "Steadfast Hope."


Help others you know to learn in your congregation or organization:

•    Encourage your church group to read and discuss the Kairos Palestine Document, using one of the excellent study guides.

•     Another great resource for study and discussion is the booklet

"Is Israel an Apartheid State?" - a groundbreaking report that provides an excellent overview of the Israeli occupation.

•    See more educational resources at our Education home page.

•    Read and download to share with others the Divestment Q & A and the Boycott Q & A


ORGANIZE AN EVENT
•   A good way to learn and help others to learn is to show a film about Israel/Palestine - there are some great selections
in this catalog (see it in black and white also).  Follow up your presentation with a discussion.
•  
Contact UMKR about bringing a knowledgeable and experienced speaker to your church or group.
•   For a really special evening, maybe you would like to serve a
Middle Eastern meal before the main event.  Get more ideas for event planning here.


VISIT ISRAEL/PALESTINE

There is nothing like seeing it for yourself, to understand what is really

happening in the Holy Land and the urgent need to answer the call from

our fellow Christians there. Be sure to spend some quality time with the

"living stones" - the people of the land. Combine your fact-finding visit with

a tour of the ancient biblical sites and you will experience the trip of a lifetime.

When you come home, be sure to share with others what you learned about

current facts on the ground in Israel/Palestine, and contact us for ways you can work for a just peace for all the people of this remarkable land. Find recommended tour organizers in our Tourism section.


SPREAD THE WORD

Don't be shy about sharing what you have learned about Israel/Palestine!

Talk with friends, family, members of your church and your community.

That is the way our church and our societies wherever we may live will begin

to understand the need for change and support it. You don't have to be an

expert or have all the answers. Refer them to useful websites for more answers

and contact us whenever you need us: info@kairosresponse.org.

More ways to take action

General Conference

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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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!


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for our work to continue.

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.