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Methodists Vote Against Ending Investments Tied to Israel
by Laurie Goodstein - New York Times, May 2, 2012

Justice Requires Action to Stop Subjugation of Palestinians
By Desmond Tutu - Tampa Bay Times, May 1, 2012

Ending the Occupation
By Michael Berg, Hala Abdelaziz, Sandra Tamari - The Tampa Tribune, May 1, 2012

A Methodist and A Jew Walk Into the Tampa Convention Center In Support of Divestment
By Ariel Vegosen - Jewschool, Apr 25, 2012

’60 Minutes’ report boosts divestment proponents at Methodist church convention
by Alex Kane - Mondoweiss, Apr 25, 2012

Message to Methodists: ‘Vote for Divestment. Vote for Human Rights.’
By Adam Horowitz - Mondoweiss, Apr 25, 2012

Divestment will help ease Palestinian suffering
By Michael Berg, Hala Abdelaziz and Sandra Tamari - Tampa Bay Times, Apr 24, 2012

'Throw Their Dirty, Filthy Ships Out of the Water!'
By James M. Wall - Salem-News.com, Apr 24, 2012

A Letter To The Methodists In Support Of Divestment
By Philip Weiss - Mondoweiss, Apr 24, 2012


Support Historic Methodist and Presbyterian Church Divestment Resolutions!

by Anna Baltzer - US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, January 26, 2012


UMKR Press Releases & Statements

​​ANNEXATION WATCH: explaining and following the looming threat of formal Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank

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.

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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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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