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just peace in the Holy Land
Add your voice to thousands of United Methodists who advocate for equality and freedom for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Consider working with one of UMKR's committees or focus on advocacy in your area.

Answering the urgent call from Palestinian Christians 
~ in Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth ~ for effective action to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.

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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"


"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."

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


U.S. Policy

* 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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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.

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..

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.

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UMKR emails bring you news about current justice work, action alerts, and great resources for learning and action. Usually 1 newsletter and 1 action alert per month.

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​​ Sign the Petition

For UMC clergy and employees:you are the stakeholders in the services provided by the UM General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. Let them know you want occupation-free investments .
Sign the petition to GBPHB

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.

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2017 Resolutions and Resources


UMKR'S QUICK FACTS SERIES:

United Methodists & Israel/Palestine

Settlements & the Israeli Occupation

Palestinian Children & the Israeli Occupation

BDS for Palestinian Human Rights

United Methodists & the HP Boycott

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.

Download both resolutions on HP

Download a Q & A for the resolution to "Avoid Purchase of HP Products"

Download our Quick Facts sheet:

"United Methodists and the HP Boycott"


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.

Download it

Download a Q & A for this resolution


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.
Download it

Download the Q & A for this resolution


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.

Download UMKR's flyer about Holy Land Tourism, color

Download the flyer, B&W

Download the UMC Resolution, "Holy Land Tours",

#6031 in the 2016 Book of Resolutions


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.

Read and download both resolutions pertaining to Holy Land Travel

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See all UMKR resources for and aboutGeneral Conference 2016.

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