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Items Tagged "Israeli Palestinian Conflict"

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Bid to divest from settlements fails

Israel-related amendment on socially responsibility investing fails, but General Conference supports advocacy letter for Palestinian village. Read More

Delegates consider legislation at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

GC2016: Divestment debate continues

United Methodists will again consider legislative proposals to use divestment to back concerns on Israel-Palestine conflict. Read More

Barbara Boigegrain, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Pension and Health Benefits, speaks in a 2016 pre-General Conference briefing video. Screenshot of video courtesy of the pension board

Pre-GC2016 video on divestment gets pushback

Some United Methodists believe the Pension Board went too far in telling central conference delegates how to vote on General Conference petitions. Read More

Illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Groups to bishops: You must speak

Groups from across the theological spectrum urge the Council of Bishops to address issues including Ferguson, immigration, Gaza and sexuality. Read More

Girls exercise in the physical education class at Al-Zaytoon School, located in the Jabalyia Refugee Camp in the war-torn Gaza Strip, in 2006. File Photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Gaza conflict adds urgency to conference

United Methodists meet in Ohio this week to strengthen relationships with Palestinian Christian partners. Read More

A mural promoting peace in three languages, English, Arabic and Hebrew, adorns a wall outside the Mar Elias Educational Institute in Ibillin, Israel. 1999 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Pastors urge fast July 15 for Mideast peace

Two Texas pastors were inspired by reports of Muslims and Jews coming together, including the families of slain Israeli and Palestinian boys. Read More

A 2012 General Conference delegate speaks against divestment. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Reassessment prompts sale of pension stock

Board of Pension and Health Benefits responds to concerns raised about business activities of G4S corporation. Read More

GC2012: Split views on Palestinian support

Some back petitions to divest from companies tied to occupation; others opposed to that strategy look to economic investment. Read More

Investment issue before GC2012

General Conference petition backs divesting from three companies related to Israel's occupation of Palestinian land. Read More

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