News & Public Affairs05/03/12 Janelle Irwin
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Late yesterday in Tampa the general conference of the United Methodist Church rejected a measure to divest from three companies that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Supporters of divestment said it failed because delegates did not have all of the information.
After holding out hope for a week and a half, some supporters of the Kairos Response that called on divestment from Israel cried. But most of them marched through the Tampa Convention Center chanting their ...1 comments
Inter-faith group calls on the United Methodists to divest from 3 major companies doing business with Israel listen04/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
Today is the first day of the United Methodist Church’s general conference in Tampa. Some church members and other human rights activists are asking the denomination to pull investments from companies whose products aide in Israeli violence against Palestinians. About 30 supporters wore yellow to a press conference at a downtown Tampa hotel this morning to symbolize hope for the end of suffering in Palestine. Opponents of the divestment measure argue that positive investments should be used ...4 comments