for our work to continue.

General Conference

United Methodists are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth ,a statement of faith and urgent call to action from Christians in Palestine.  UMKR seeks, through nonviolent means and in partnership with Palestinian Christians, freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

UMKR needs your support

General Conference 2020 has been

scheduled for Aug-Sept 2021. Our justice legislation is still vital & needs

YOUR support!  LEARN MORE:

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Mark Harrison
Peace with Justice Director
General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church stands for peace and justice. Mark Harrison brings that calling to life. He leads the church’s peace and justice program and promotes Peace with Justice Sunday, one of the UMC’s eight special Sundays. The words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the marches to end racism and segregation are embedded in his soul.
Mark has lived and worked throughout the world. He’s worked with those living in some of the poorest parts of the world. He’s seen the aftermath of war and the devastating loss of friends, family and entire communities. He has seen firsthand how faith can aid the work of peace and justice. And that’s why he’s dedicated his life to working for peace and justice.
Mark has visited Israel/Palestine three times, most recently to attend the Kairos Palestine and Sabeel conferences in December 2019. He is the GBCS liaison to the UMKR Steering Committee.


Kyle Cristofalo
Senior Director of Advocacy

and Government Relations
Special Advisor to the Executive Director
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)

Kyle was first introduced to Middle East advocacy work during a semester abroad in Cairo, Egypt. After graduating from college, he spent 10 months serving with the Mennonite Central Committee in Bethlehem, Palestine, where he was seconded to work with Bethlehem Bible College. Most recently, Kyle served as the Program Assistant for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on Legislation where he helped coordinate lobbying work on Middle East policy and trained grassroots advocates on how to lobby their Congressional representatives.


General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church

Churches for Middle East Peace

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The next webinar from UMKR and MFSA is on 10 February 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time (US, Canada). It will be about:
Unmasking the Evil of  Colonialism. Click here to learn more and register

New Administration, New Congress:
New Opportunities for Palestinian Rights

Wednesday, 13 January 2021
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm UTC / 8pm Palestine

As a new Congress takes their seats in early January, and as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated later in the month, MFSA and UMKR offer this webinar to help us better understand what we might expect from the new Congress and new Administration related to Palestinian rights. Who will the key players be in Congress? What legislation might come forward? How do we best advocate for Palestine with Congress and in our own locales? What strategies can we use to deepen our influence in D.C.?