🔶 See  New Items   🔴 New on our site  

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.

PRINT
​​Introduction to the Israeli Occupation
Produced by United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force, in the California-Pacific Conference, this 4-page resource covers a lot of ground, a helpful way to get started
Download it in color
Download it in black and white


Working for a Just and Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine

What You Should Know • How You Can Help.  
From 2017: A comprehensive 36-page education and advocacy packet, commissioned by the UMC General Conference 2016, and prepared by two United Methodist General Boards: Global Ministries and Church & Society,

Download the full booklet


Resources Catalog - "This is the Kairos"
A resource from 2014, this catalog has many offerings that are still relevant and useful today.
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.
See and download it

This page does not have a comprehensive listing of all our recommended resources. We have too many  on our site to list them all here.  Some other key pages where you can find resources for specific topics and campaigns:
Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children
The Right to Boycott
Pillsbury Boycott

Stop Jerusalem Expulsions

Facebook, We Need to Talk
HP Boycott

It is Apartheid

On this page you will find some general resources on Israel/Palestine not found elsewhere on our website, as well as resource collections created for one of the UMC General Conferences and for other events or church legislation.
Farther down, we have some UMKR resources arranged by our primary Action Areas: Divestment, Boycott, Political Action, Education and Tourism.


All these resources have diverse uses throughout the year: class study guides,
brochures for growing the movement, PowerPoint presentations for your group, and more. Our resource offerings include materials in print, video,

and other mediums for Israel/Palestine education and advocacy.

*An asterisk before a title indicates a resource created by UMKR.


GC 2020 Resolutions and Resources
Get them here

 
*The  Quick Facts series for education and advocacy 
 See the full series and download them here 


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

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

UMKR's 2017 resolutions and associated resources:

Find them here

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.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

General Conference

General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2022. Our justice legislation is still vital & needs

YOUR support!  LEARN MORE:

Resources       Home Page


OUR COLLECTIONS
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. See the gallery


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

for our work to continue.

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

VIDEOS


VISIT UMKR'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

T
he UMKR/MFSA Webinar series
which began in May 2020, present church leaders and key organizers from the US, Palestine and beyond.
See the collection


Video collection 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"
See this collection


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

UMKR'S ACTION AREAS
See our Action/Campaigns page and the home pages for each of these action areas (links for each below) for more information and resources.

DIVESTMENT

See the home page for 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
See the home page for 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
See the home page of 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
See the home page for 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

It is Apartheid:A collection of the major reports on Israeli apartheid

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


RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
See the home page for 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