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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"
"Alice Walker - Freedom Ride"
"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."
See many statements of support for UMC Divestment at ourEndorsements home page.
* Boycott PowerPoint Presentations:
2015 Boycott PPT and
* Seizing the Mandate- research on settlements products
UMC Resolution:Opposition to Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land
- February 2016
*UMKR Letter on BDS to Hillary Clinton - August 2015
- Dec. 2014
- Oct. 2012
Kairos Palestine Study Guide, from the Israel-Palestine Mission Network, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - (scroll down the page)
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)
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.
"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.
More Resources from UMKR, the UMC, and others
* An asterisk indicates resources produced by UMKR.
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..
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.
Firsthand descriptions from United Methodists and others of what they have seen and heard when visiting or living in Israel/Palestine.
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Our resource offerings include materials in print, video,
and other mediums for Israel/Palestine education and advocacy.
Get the Quick Facts series of flyers,
UMKR's 2017 resources for education and advocacy
See the full series and download them here
See UMKR's 2017 resolutions and resources for those
featured at beginning of the list below.
Below our 2017 resources, 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.
Find resources from General Conference 2016 on this page.
For older UMKR resources, please visit our Resources Archive
Dec. 2016 – Please note that some of these resources refer to UMKR by our former name.
Our current name is: United Methodists for Kairos Response.
2017 Resolutions and Resources
When using more than one, we recommend printing
these on a variety of colors. Warm colors like yellow,
goldenrod, peach and salmon look particularly good.
Resolution: Avoid Purchase of HP Products
Calls on all conference boards, agencies,
and individual United Methodists to refrain from
purchasing HP products until this family of companies
ends its involvement with the Israeli occupation.
See the download link below , for 2 resolutions
pertaining to HP.
Resolution: Study the Actions Opposing Hewlett Packard
Calls on a conference board, agency or committee to study the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing international action opposing Hewlett Packard in light of the 2009 Kairos Palestine document and provide a recommended action regarding HP to its 2018 Annual Conference.
See UMKR's HP Boycott and
the HP-Free Churches campaignon this page.
Resolution: Consider Investing in Wespath's
Equity Social Values Plus Fund (ESVPF)
Encourages conference investment managers and
clergy and lay employees to put some of their funds or
pensions in the ESVPF in which Wespath is responding
to justice advocates call to divest from HP, Caterpillar
and Motorola Solutions by excluding them from this fund.
Resolution: Protecting the Right to Peacefully Address Injustice through
Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions
Opposing state or federal legislation that would stigmatize or penalize those who support BDS action for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
Resolution: Holy Land Travel
Recommendations for United Methodists who
visit the Holy Land, to consult with the
Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem, spend time
with Christian Palestinians, and more.
See the link below, to download 2 resolutions
on Holy Land travel.
Resolution: O Little Town of Bethlehem: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Calls for the conference to fund a trip for one person to visit the Holy Land, with a recommended tour organizer, who will report back to the conference and speak with 10 groups about the experience.
See all UMKR resources for and aboutGeneral Conference 2016.