General Conference 2020

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United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians in
Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with Christians in Palestine – freedom, justice, and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

 Every gift make a difference, no matter the size.

UMKR needs your support for our work to continue

SEE the resolutions, summarized

and in full.  LEARNmore about

the issues in each.  All individuals &

groups, ENDORSE this legislation!

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Third Thursday Alerts
from the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy
See them

Congressional Briefings

on Israel/Palestine
See the reports


News & Resources


26 Christian Leaders write to Members

of Congress in Support of H.R. 2407, to end U.S. funding for child incarceration

in Israel/Palestine or anywhere.
See the letter, take action to support it

18 Christian denominations and organizations

to U.S. Congress, March 2019: Restore US

funding for UNRWA and bilateral programs  See the letter


Ecumenical Letter to Pres. Trump, Feb 2018:
Restore funding, stop politicizing humanitarian aid 
See the letter


UMKR Briefing Paper on Anti-BDS Legislation  See & download this paper


United Methodist Western Jurisdiction
Opposes Anti-BDS Legislation -
July 2016

See & download the resolution


UMKR commends UN Security Council resolution, US role in its passage, and Secretary of State Kerry's statement - December 2016  See & download the statement


Quakers' Letter to Hillary Clinton and
UMKR Endorsement -
July 2016
See & download them


UMKR's Letter to Hillary Clinton on BDS - Aug 2015  See & download the letter


21 Organizations' Letter on Gaza to
U.S. State Department -
December 2014

Download the letter


15 Christian Leaders' Letter to Congress 
on U.S. Military Aid to Israel -
October 2012

Download the letter

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An Urgent Appeal

from UMKR


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 without
UMKR'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 & 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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