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United Methodist resolutions on Israel/Palestine:
"Holy Land Tours"
"Opposition to Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Land"
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Methodist Advance Projects and Partners in the Holy Land:
Whitewashing Israel Apartheid and Occupation
The Kairos Palestine statement on the Chicago lawyers trip in 2019 See it
in the Holy Land
Since Dec. 2016, UMKR has had a (slightly) new
name: United Methodists for Kairos Response.
The Holy Land holds profound significance for United Methodists, as it does for all Christians, Jews and Muslims. When we go there, we “walk where Jesus walked” and feel a connection perhaps never before experienced. We also encounter the real people living and working in this region, all children of one God.
In order to live our values when we visit the Holy Land, UMKR urges all United Methodists to use the UMC General Conference resolutions on Israel/Palestine (see them in the list of resources on the right), especially the resolution on Holy Land Tours. See it on our website
Tell your tour organizer it is important to you that your tour comply with these important aspects of travel in Israel-Palestine.
Walk with the people of our faith in the place where it all began.
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Experience the Holy Land of the past and the present
by breaking bread and worshiping with the
descendants of the original disciples of Christ
who have kept our faith alive through the ages.
For decades, millions of Christians have come to the
Holy Land only as spectators, touring holy sites as they
would museums, not knowing that these are living
places of worship and never realizing that their
pilgrimage was missing something very important:
meaningful interaction with those who share our faith.
Questions to ask tour organizers
Whether you are leading a tour or going on one organized by others, the following questions
can help you discern whether the tour follows UMC resolutions regarding the Holy Land.
• Will we have opportunities to visit and worship with Palestinian Christians?
• Can you assure us that none of the hotels or restaurants we will use are located in
the Israeli settlements?
• Will we spend at least one night in Bethlehem with opportunities to meet local people
beyond tourist sites and shopping?
• Will we visit at least two UMC Advance Special Missions? SEE THEM HERE
On our website, you will find tours that can provide a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. These range from
Biblical studies to studies of the current
realities of life in Israel/ Palestine. They all provide
significant opportunities to know the people of the
Holy Land. Click here to see recommended tour