POLITICAL ADVOCACY

Take action with thousands of United Methodists, with UMKR

For those with an address in the United States:
Email the U.S. Congress and White House, urging them to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire, no further weapons being sent to Israel, ample humanitarian aid for Gaza and protection for Palestinians in the West Bank who are also under attack by Israeli forces and vigilant settlers.  Take action



Power Half-Hours with Jewish Voice for Peace
​Channel grief & fear into action to stop a genocide. ​Invite your friends to this daily power-half hour to take action in political community.
-Call on Congress to demand they stop fueling violence
-Get messaging resources and pointers for having the hard conversations with people in your life
-Intervene in the media narrative beating the drums of war against Palestinians
Come to channel grief and fear into action to stop the bloodshed.
All are welcome. All are needed.
Register here



Action Hours with AFSC
​American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Join AFSC staff every Friday at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. 
Register here
​Join AFSC staff every Friday at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. 














DIRECT ACTION: PROTESTS AND MORE



​Join a protest in your area


See U.S. events with USCPR:
https://uscpr.org/oct-2023-protests/


See global events with Samidoun:

https://samidoun.net/2023/10/calendar-of-resistance-for-palestine-events-and-actions-around-the-world/


​​See solidarity in the U.S. and around the world:

Global Solidarity


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There is a growing global movement for a free Palestine, demanding an immediate ceasefire, cutting all aid to Israel, and lifting the siege on Gaza. ​This campaign aims to keep building momentum and increase the pressure with more marches, walk-outs, sit-ins, and other forms of direct action directed at the political offices, businesses, and workplaces that fund, invest, and collaborate with Israeli genocide and occupation.
Shut It Down for Palestine is organized by the  Palestinian Youth Movement, National Students for Justice in Palestine, and several other partners. Their website has a variety of actions to suggest and events to join, toolkits and more: 
https://www.shutitdown4palestine.org











HUMANITARIAN AID FOR GAZA​​

For those in the U.S.
Donate to UNRWA-USA  Go there
Outside the U.S.
Donate to UNRWA Go there


Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
https://www.map.org.uk


Shepherd Society, a ministry at Bethlehem Bible College

https://shepherd-society.org/


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
https://secure.afsc.org/a/gazaer


Palestine Children's Relief Fund
​https://www.pcrf.net


Anera

https://www.anera.org














​MEANINGFUL SOLIDARITY ACTIVISM:
OPPOSING ISRAELI APARTHEID

Apartheid-Free Communities
Joining the movement to end Israeli apartheid is one of the best ways we can achieve the long-term change that is needed for a just peace in the Holy Land.

United Methodist congregations and communities are taking the pledge. Bring this ground-breaking, movement-building campaign to your church, organization, school, or other community.
​Learn more about this campaign: 
https://apartheid-free.org
Contact us for help in bringing this campaign to your church or group
info@kairosresponse.org
See extensive information about Israeli apartheid - in-depth reports, videos, handouts and more- on our website

















BDS CAMPAIGNS

​​The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for actions that target the companies profiting from genocide of the Palestinian people. Learn more about the types of actions and each company in the list: 
https://bdsmovement.net/Act-Now-Against-These-Companies-Profiting-From-Genocide

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