News & Public Affairs06/30/15 Seán Kinane
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Another major Christian church denomination has voted to divest from companies doing business in Israeli-occupied Palestine; during a national meeting Tuesday in Cleveland the United Church of Christ overwhelmingly supported divestment. One of the UCC delegates is from Tampa -- Reverend Bernice Powell-Jackson is Pastor of First United Church of Tampa.
Tuesday’s UCC divestment decision is wider than one last year by another denomination: the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to sell stock ...Be the first to comment
05/28/14 Janelle Irwin
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A USF Foundation committee killed an effort Wednesday to divest from companies considered human rights violators by pro-Palestinian groups. The move, initiated by USF Foundation board member Alan Bomstein, comes after Students for Justice in Palestine spent two months collecting more than 10,000 signatures supporting pulling investments from companies like Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar.
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“The USF Foundation will not divest investments based on requests from individuals or groups nor will...
05/03/12 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
Invest in Palestine or divest from companies supporting Israeli occupation, that's the question before United Methodist Church listen05/01/12 Janelle Irwin
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Delegates of the United Methodist Church are considering divesting from three companies who provide products to Israel which aid the occupation of Palestine. A final vote on the measure is expected sometime this week at the churchâs general conference at the Tampa Convention Center. The petition, presented by an inter-faith group, has been heard in two committees already, but the version recommended for a final vote has been altered considerably by a series of amendments. David Wildman, ...Be the first to comment