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With limited resources, UMKR has

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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from US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation


US Campaign to End the Occupation is a coalition of over 400 organizations that include the UMC's General Board of Global Ministries, General Board of Church and Society, United Methodists for Kairos Response, and United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force.​​

Dec. 2016 – Please note that this statement refers to UMKR by our former name.

Our current name is: United Methodists for Kairos Response.

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Divestment Resolutions!

January 26th, 2012

Did you know that 2012 is poised to be a landmark year for corporate accountability in the movement to end Israel's violations of Palestinian rights and international law?

After many years of hard work by activists in both denominations, the global United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Presbyterian Church (USA) are voting over the next six months on resolutions to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard due to their complicity in the Israeli occupation [documented here]. US Campaign member groups United Methodist Kairos Response and Israel-Palestine Mission Network are leading the way in building support for the UMC resolution and Presbyterian Committee on Mission Responsibility through Investment (MRTI)'s divestment recommendation, respectively.

It is hard to overstate the significance of these campaigns. Passage of these resolutions would encourage other institutions and major churches to take action. It would also send Israel one of the strongest messages yet that its oppressive policies will no longer be tolerated.

These are ambitious, winnable campaigns, but we need your help!

No matter what Israel/Palestine campaigning you are focused on, we urge you to find a way to support these campaigns, since success will surely advance all other efforts in some way. Here is a list of things you can do.

Challenge yourself to do at least 2 of the following...

1. Endorse the United Methodist resolution!

    Click here to endorse as an individual.
    Click here to submit an organizational endorsement.
    Click here to sign a petition if you participate in services provided by the UMC General Board of Pension & Health Benefits.

2. Sign this letter supporting the divestment recommendation of the Presbyterian MRTI! You can sign as an individual or on behalf of an organization.

3. Volunteer to help pass these resolutions! United Methodists and Presbyterians would be especially helpful, but really anyone can help. Any amount of support is appreciated. Please click here to email us if you are interested.

[UMKR note: please email us is you are interested in volunteering with our movement:
info@kairosresponse.org.]

This could be our turning point. Please join the Methodists, Presbyterians, and other people of conscience from around the country in supporting these campaigns today!


Anna Baltzer

National Organizer

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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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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