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An Urgent Appeal
Right now, UMKR has important church resolutions for GENERAL CONFERENCE, MAY 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resolutions on:
• protecting Palestinian children,
• defending the right to boycott,
•divesting from occupation governments' bonds, 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, events, 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 withoutUMKR's advocacy AND all the extraordinary partners and allies who helped us.
GC 2020 is our BEST OPPORTUNITY to once again make an impact for Palestinian rights throughout our denomination, on four continents.
But if we are to succeed advocating for justice
with over 5000 United Methodists who come to General Conference from around the world...
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP,
IN THE WINTER AND SPRING OF 2020!
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makes a difference in our work!
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will be greatly appreciated.
From the Heart, United Methodist Missionaries Speak Out - April 2016
UMC Missionaries who have served in the Holy Land over several decades speak of the suffering they have seen, its causes and action they urge the church to take. See the video
Caterpillar Bulldozer - Israel/Palestine
Powerful video about Caterpillar bulldozers, the "iron fist" of the Israeli military and the role of Caterpillar in violations of human rights and international law. See the video
General Conference 2012 Display
A video prepared for UMKR's display at General Conference 2012: a compilation of clips from the Steadfast Hope DVD that presents an overview of the injustice of the Israeli occupation.
(10 minutes) See the video
Answering the Call
A UMKR narrated powerpoint presentation that presents the Israeli occupation and the need to divest from three companies - Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola Solutions - named in the resolution submitted to General Conference 2012: Aligning United Methodist Resolutions with Resolutions on Israel/Palestine. (10:45 minutes) See the video
Rabbis Support Church Divestment from
the Israeli Occupation
Members of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council explain why they support divestment and encourage church members to do the same. (2 minutes) See the video
Divestiture - Two Opinions
Features Rev. Alex Awad, GBGM Missionaryand Dean of Students and Professor at Bethlehem Bible College and Rabbi Alan Cohen, Director of Inter-Religious Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Bureau (7.5 Minutes) See the video
Alice Walker - Freedom Ride
Renowned African American author explains why she supports the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, and why this is "the Freedom Ride of this era." (2 minutes) See the video
Israelis Appeal to Methodists
A message from Israeli citizens asking United Methodists to support divestment from the Israeli occupation. (3.5 minutes)
- scroll down the page to find it.
United Methodists Taking Action
at General Conference 2012
A presentation of UMKR activity and other events at the UMC General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (3 minutes)
Walking with Palestinian Christians...for Holy Justice and Peace
Videos of six presentations during plenary sessions at this UMC conference on Israel/Palestine, including General Secretaries of UMC boards, renowned Christian authors, and leaders in the Palestinian Christian community who traveled from Palestine to Ohio for this landmark UMC event.