Since Dec. 2016,  UMKR has had a (slightly) new

name:  United  Methodists  for  Kairos  Response.

United Methodist Missionaries Support
Divestment from the Israeli Occupation

See below the list of United Methodist missionaries to Palestine and Israel for the last 25 years. As individuals, they represent the diversity of theological and political understandings found in our denomination.

All of them, however, support pursuing divestment from companies sustaining the
Israeli occupation as a legitimate non-violent means for achieving a just peace

A Statement from All the Living United Methodist Missionaries

Who Have Served in the Holy Land

January 14, 2016

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March 2017: The list of names below and in the pdf file has been updated due to an inadvertent omission.

As past and present United Methodist missionaries in the Holy Land
we affirm non-violent means of addressing the many injustices weʼve
seen during our years of service. While there are transgressions on all
sides, we believe that the illegal occupation of Palestinian land is the
root cause and source of the conflict. We are therefore encouraged by
the recent action of United Methodist fund managers to disassociate
from certain Israeli banks, and hope they will continue this trend by
removing from our portfolios companies and institutions that profit from
the occupation. Such decisions will ultimately contribute toward the end
of hostilities and reverse the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine.

Yours in Christian Service,
Rev. and Mrs. Alex and Brenda Awad
Rev. Kristen Brown

Mary Davies
Rev. and Mrs. Bob and Peggy Hannum
Janet Lahr Lewis
Bob May
Rev. Peter Miano
Rev. Sandy Olewine
Rev. Romeo Del Rosario
Tina Whitehead


Read Rev. Alex Awad's 2013 letter regarding UMC divestment

Endorsements      Endorsement Statements


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had a remarkable impact in the global United Methodist Church! Historic divestment and boycott actions could not have happened without the vital support of those who believe in the cause of Palestinian rights. Please give whatever you can today, so that our work can continue. And rest assured that every donation, large or small,

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United Methodists are responding to the urgent call from Palestinian
Christians in Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ – freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

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