JUSTICE MARCHES FORWARD!
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network congratulates the United Church of Christ for boycotting and divesting from the Israeli occupation! The UCC’s General Synod 30 voted by an overwhelming majority to divest from five companies profiting from the illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and to boycott all settlement goods. Delegates also recommended Kairos Palestine for prayerful study.
American churches are responding loud and clear to the Palestinian call to boycott, divest from, and sanction the illegal occupation of Palestine. The United Church of Christ now joins the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church Board of Pensions, and the Friends Fiduciary Corporation in divesting from the Israeli occupation. It is clear that the movement to divest from the military occupation of Palestinian territory is firmly in the mainstream of American churches. Indeed, BDS, as a non-violent set of tools to resist oppression, is not going away until the occupation and all other human rights abuses against the Palestinian people also go away.
We join the United Church of Christ, and the UCC Palestine Israel Network in particular, in continuing to work and pray for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.