SIGN UP for news & action
UMKR emails bring you news about current justice work, action alerts, and great resources for learning and action. One or two emails per month. Try it - you can Unsubscribe any time!
UMKR on Twitter
Copyright © United Methodists for Kairos Response. All rights reserved.
Giving changes everything
Support the work of UMKR
With limited resources, UMKR has made a remarkable impact in the UMC. But this vital peace and justice work can only continue with the support of those who believe in it. Gifts of any size WILL make a difference! Click the button to see how you can donate securely online or by mail.
Resources Home Page
Our resource offerings include materials in print, video,
and other mediums for Israel/Palestine education and advocacy.
UMKR's 2018 resolutions and associated resources:
Find them here
UMKR's 2017 resolutions and associated resources:
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.
"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.
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.
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."
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
*Constituent Letter to Representative: Co-Sponsor HR 2407: The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. - May 2019
- 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.
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..
Dec. 2016 – UMKR has a (slightly) new name: United Methodists for Kairos Response
UMKR on Facebook