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.

UMKR needs your support

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, speakers, 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.


General Conference is always our BEST OPPORTUNITY to make a worldwide impactfor Palestinian rights throughout our denomination.


But, if we are to succeed in advocating for justice with thousands of United Methodists who come to General Conference from four continents,WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Click the green button and take action now:






Please give as generously as you can, and

know that whatever you are able to give

will be greatly appreciated.

Resources       Home Page


Our resource offerings include materials in print, video,

and other mediums for Israel/Palestine education and advocacy.


Solidarity & Support in the time of Covid-19: for Palestinian rights activists, opportunities for online events, campaigns and humanitarian aid
See them


Spiritual & Personal Support: resources in the time of Covid-19
See these


GC 2020 Resolutions and Resources
Get them here


UMKR's 2019 Resolutions and Resources for Annual Conferences
 Find them here 

 The  Quick Facts series of flyers -  UMKR's 2017 & 2018
series for education and advocacy 
See the full series and download them here


UMKR's 2018 resolutions and associated resources:
Find them here


UMKR's 2017 resolutions and associated resources:

Find them here


Below on this page you will find UMKR resources arranged by our primary Action Areas:

Divestment, Boycott, Political Action, Education and Tourism.

In the column to the right of those, you will find some key general resources and

collections by medium, such as Videos. 

All these resources have diverse uses throughout the year: class study guides,

brochures for growing the movement, PowerPoint presentations for your group, and more.


Resources from General Conference 2016:  Find them here

For older UMKR resources, please visit our Resources Archive


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

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Videos

Our videos include:

Video compilation for UMKR Display at GC 2012


* "Answering the Call" - divestment video


"Rabbis Support Church Divestment from  the Israeli Occupation"


"Divestiture - Two Opinions"​


"Israelis Appeal to Methodists"


* "United Methodists Taking Action at General Conference 2012"


​Plenary Sessions of the landmark UMC conference: "Walking with Palestinian Christians..for Holy Justice and Peace."

Resources Catalog

"This the Kairos..."  A collection of recommended resources for learning about Israel/Palestine and the call to action from Palestinian Christians, and for advocacy for a just peace in the Holy Land. Includes materials and information in these sections: Kairos Palestine, Education, U.S. Policy, BDS,  Responsible Tourism, Films & Books, and Organizations/Websites.

Resources from UMKR, the UMC, and others

* An asterisk indicates resources produced by UMKR.

Photo Gallery

Photos of Israel/Palestine taken by United Methodists and friends on their visits. Useful for illustrating the current reality of the Israeli occupation.

Dec. 2016 – Please note that some of the

resources on this page refer to UMKR by our

former name. Our current name is:

United Methodists for Kairos Response.

Eyewitness Reports

Firsthand descriptions from United Methodists and others of what they have seen and heard when visiting or living in Israel/Palestine.

Divestment

*GBPHB Petition and Signature Sheets


* Divestment Q & A


* Investing Is Not Enough


* Companies Profiting from Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land


* Companies Producing Goods & Services in Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land


* Companies Producing Goods & Services in Moroccan Settlements, Western Sahara


* Corporate Engagement with Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola Solutions


See many statements of support for UMC Divestment at ourEndorsements home page.


Boycott

* Why Boycott Brochure


* Products to Boycott Insert/Flyer


* Boycott Q & A


* Settlements Boycott - Why & How


* Boycott PowerPoint Presentations:

   2015 Boycott PPT and 

   2015 Boycott PPT for the holiday season


* Boycott Preparation


* Seizing the Mandate- research on settlements products


UMC Resolution:Opposition to Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land


Political Action

*Constituent Letter to Representative: Co-Sponsor HR 2407The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. - May 2019


* Briefing Paper on Anti-BDS Legsislation

- February 2016


*UMKR Letter on BDS to Hillary Clinton - August 2015


21 Organizations" Letter on Gaza to the U.S. State Department

- Dec. 2014


Christian Leaders' Letter to Congress on U.S. Military Aid to Israel

- Oct. 2012


Education

Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth


Kairos Palestine Study Guide, from the Israel-Palestine Mission Network, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - (scroll down the page)


Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document - Study Guide and Curriculum from Kairos USA


Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primerby Phyllis Bennis


Steadfast Hope: class for church and study groups to learn about Israel/Palestine


Is Israel an Apartheid State? 

ICAHD-USA Summary (recommended)  

Commission's Executive Summary      Commission's Full Report


Worship and Devotional Resources- see this page for many resources to use throughout the year


Holy Land Tourism

We have many brochures and flyers from recommended tour organizers. Find them at our Tourism home page.


* Flyer: Experience the Holy Land, the United Methodist Way


UMC Resolution on Holy Land Tours


Methodist Advance Partners and Projects  in Israel/Palestine:

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​​Working for a Just and Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine

What You Should Know • How You Can Help.  A comprehensive 36-page advocacy packet prepared by two United Methodist General Boards: Global Ministries and Church & Society..