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2019

A New Co-Chair for UMKR
August 2019 –
See the announcement

UMKR Responds to GC2019 and Judicial Council Rulings of April 2019

April 2019 –
See the statement


​​​2018
​​UMKR Condemns Israel’s Apartheid Law
July 2018 –
See the press release


UMKR Condemns Israel's Response to the Great March of Return 2018

June 2018 – See it here


BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
February 2018 – 
Read more and take action to support the nomination

2017

United Methodists and broad faith coalition publish full page ad,

call on Americans to protect First Amendment rights

November 2017

United Methodists in U.S. defend the right to boycott and divest

July 2017

Resource: Legislative successes at 2017 Annual Conferences

Listing resolutions adopted and actions taken, by resolution and by region

July 2017

Twelve United Methodist Missionaries Write to Donald Trump
Open letter opposes moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem
February 2017

UMKR welcomes new United Methodist investment fund
Notes the need to apply long-standing church policy on Israeli occupation to other church funds

April 2017


2016

UMKR commends UNSC Resolution, US role in its passage, and Kerry's statement

December 2016

UMKR questions Israeli crackdown on humanitarian aid

August 2016

United Methodist General Conference calls on Israel to end unjust practices

toward Palestinians

May 2016

Caterpillar has NOT adopted the Ruggie Principles

April 2016

United Methodist pension fund excludes and divests of Israeli banks
January 2016


2015

UMKR celebrates boycott success in Palestinian territories

October 2015

Eight more annual conferences call for divestment

July 2015

UMKR welcomes new investment fund, while noting problems

January 2015


2014

United Methodist Church Divests G4S

June 2014


2013
UMKR Leader Receives National Award from US Campaign

September 2013

More United Methodists Divest from Israeli Occupation

June 2013


2012

UMKR Supports 15 Christian Leaders' Letter: Review U.S. Military Aid to Israel
November 2012

Energized by General Conference
May 2012

Announcing JVP Rabbinical Council Support
April 2012

UMKR Response  to Pension Board's Resolution

March 2012

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