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Today's justice activists are keenly aware of how inextricably seemingly diverse struggles are interwoven, while also appreciating crucial differences in the experiences of specific communities. Lending one another our strength and working together to transform the world is at the heart of intersectional justice work, and it is happening in many movements that include the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality.
Solidarity between Black Americans and Palestinians has existed in the US and Palestine for decades. It has experienced a powerful revival in recent years, especially with and following the events that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer.
In 2020, following the killing of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Palestinian support for Blacks in the US has overflowed and US activists are making the connections between brutally militarized US policing and a brutal Israeli military occupation. Indeed, the Deadly Exchange campaign of Jewish Voice for Peace demonstrates how police forces throughout the United States are receiving militarized training from Israeli forces, with similarly lethal consequences in both places.
Learn moreabout historic and recent Black-Palestinian solidarity.
See this pagefor Solidarity Following the Death of George Floyd.
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Solidarity among Indigenous Peoples, in the global LGBTQ community, and other intersectional justice movements.
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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.
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: