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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.

UMKR needs your support

General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2021. Our justice legislation is still vital and

needs your support!  LEARN MORE:

Dec. 2016 – Please note that these older resources refer to UMKR by our former name. Our current name is: United Methodists for Kairos Response.

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*Economic Action Works and Can Protect Fiduciaries  see it here   download it

A look at companies that have responded to boycott and divestment by leaving the illegal Israeli settlements and the dangers of remaining invested in companies that are the target of international criticism and action.


*The Resolutions for General Conference 2016  see it here   download it

The full versions of divestment resolutions that are summarized or printed only in part in the DCA for GC 2016.


A statement about divestment from all living United Methodist missionaries who have served in the Holy Land.  see it here   download it


Endorsement from Jewish Voice for Peace for UM Pension board divestment from Israeli banks.  download


Endorsement from Tikkun Magazine for UM Pension board divestment from Israeli banks. download


Additional information for GC 2016 resolutions:


Individual Q & A's for four GC 2016 resolutions


The Companies - support information for four GC 2016 resolutions


Resources that UMKR produced for delegates to General Conference 2016 and for the wider church.


* An asterisk indicates resources produced by UMKR.

*UMKR Corrects Misstatements heard at GC 2016
Many false statements and a lot of misinformation about Israel/Palestine were heard during debate at the 2016 General Conference. UMKR has prepared a resource that provides simple and clear answers.
Read and download it

Resources for General Conference 2016

*UMKR Corrects Misstatements heard at GC 2016
Many false statements and a lot of misinformation about Israel/Palestine were heard during debate at the 2016 General Conference. UMKR has prepared a resource that provides simple and clear answers.
Read and download it


*VIDEO: "From the Heart, United Methodist Missionaries

Speak Out"  watch it

Missionaries' written statement that accompanies the video

Read and download it


VIDEO: An Important Message from Ethel Johnson

Life-long African American leader in the United Methodist Church speaks about African University and divestment from the Israeli occupation. watch it


VIDEO: Caterpillar Bulldozers, the "iron fist" of the Israeli army; Caterpillar's violations of human rights and international law.  watch it


*Caterpillar has NOT adopted the Ruggie Principles

contrary to information being sent throughout the UMC

see the press release


*UMKR'S Letter to the UMC Pension Board, April 2016

read and download it


EARLIER RESOURCES FOR GC 2016


*See and download all the resources below in one pdf »»


*Briefing for GC Delegates   see it here   download it

An explanation of the reasons the church should cut its financial ties with the illegal Israeli settlements, including a brief summary of 2016 resolutions.


*Key Facts on Screens and Divestment  see it here   download it

A single page with simple and crucial points to know and to share with others about UMC divestment and investment screens.


*Words Are Not Enough   see it here   download it

A trifold brochure about UMKR and its areas of focus.


*Why Boycott the Settlements?  see it here   download it

A four-page description of the illegal settlements and reasons the UMC is boycotting them.


*UMKR Response to the GBPHB brochure of 2015 

see it here   download it

A point-by-point response to the GBPHB Brochure that was published in spring 2015 and opposes divestment from the Israeli occupation.


*Why Investing in Palestine Cannot Work without Ending the Occupation  
see it here   download it

An explanation of the realities on the ground in Palestine that prevent growth and endanger investment.


Resources        GC 2016