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United Methodists Vote to Encourage Disaffiliation from Anti-Israel Coalition

May 17, 2016

Delegates adopted a proposal asking to conclude agency affiliation with the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation on a vote of 478 to 319.

Methodist Divestment

Methodists Hear Alternatives to Anti-Israel Divestment

May 10, 2016

Proposals to divest United Methodist pensions from companies that do business with Israel are counter-productive and will not foster a narrative leading to Middle East peace, according to a group working against divestment at the denomination’s top legislative gathering.

Hillary Clinton preaching at Foundry Methodist Church in September 2015.

Hillary Clinton: BDS Is “Not the Path to Peace”

May 10, 2016

Clinton says the BDS movement is “counterproductive to the pursuit of peace and harmful to Israelis and Palestinians alike.”

Settler

Blogger Condemns Racist “Settler” Christians

April 7, 2016

Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) – a progressive Christian (definitely in that order) organization that wants to apply the Christian gospel to “social justice” issues – recently posted a blog that demonstrates that ESA…

Christ at the Checkpoint

‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ Continues Aim to Undermine Evangelical Support for Israel

March 10, 2016

Evangelical activists are concluding today a provocatively titled conference ostensibly gathering about “empowering the Palestinian church.”

Marrakesh, Morocco, hosted a conference that made an Islamic declaration on religious liberty

Islamic Declaration Offers Slim Religious Freedom Hope

February 17, 2016

Observers maintained great expectations for the Marrakesh Declaration. Unfortunately, this Islamic declaration raises more questions than answers.

Roe v Wade

Parallel Courses: Ruling on Roe & Legalizing the PLO

January 19, 2016

With Roe and with the legitimization of the PLO, the direct and unapologetic slaughter of innocents is rationalized and institutionalized.

Photo credit: Paul Jeffrey / UMNS

The Case AGAINST United Methodist Divestment from “Companies Profiting From the Israeli Occupation”

November 13, 2015

With this recent testimony, UM Action Director John Lomperis delivered an extensive case against the push for United Methodist targeted divestment against Israel.

Hind Khoury (Photo: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church)

Methodist Church Hosts Palestinian Propagandist

October 7, 2015

Kairos Palestine Secretary General Hind Khoury presented Israel as inflicting suffering upon Palestinians every bit as dire as South African apartheid.

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Dr. Cornel West: ‘Vicious Israeli Occupation’ of Palestinians Is a ‘Crime Against Humanity’

October 5, 2015

Liberal Union Theological Seminary Professor Cornel West denounced the “vicious Israeli occupation of the precious Palestinians as a crime against humanity,” comparing Palestinians’ resistance against Israel to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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What You Need to Know About the Iran Deal

August 5, 2015

The Iran Deal is a threat to our national security and we must urge Congress to reject it.

UCC Rehab

Theology UCC Style: Scripture Through ‘Palestinian Eyes’

July 14, 2015

On June 30, 2015 the United Church Christ (UCC) voted in favor of anti-Israeli divestment resolutions despite the advice of like-minded expert panelists. Their Palestinian-centered theological climate might explain their decision.