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Inter-faith group calls on the United Methodists to divest from 3 major companies doing business with Israel listen04/24/12 Janelle Irwin
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Today is the first day of the United Methodist Churchâs 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 use...4 comments
At Tampa conference, United Methodist Church may consider withdrawing investments supporting Israeli military listen04/23/12 Mike Madison
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Despite decades of conflict, there's still now settlement in the territorial conflict between Israel and Palestine. Some members of a major Christian denomination meeting in Tampa this week are trying to get the church to withdraw investments from major companies that profit from Israelâs occupation of the West Bank.
The United Methodist Church holds a conference every four years to determine policy for its 12 million members. Thousands of leaders will discuss the churchâs stances on s...2 comments