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United Church of Christ national meeting votes to divest from Israeli settlements listen

06/30/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Palestine, Israel, occupation, BDS, UCC, Divestment, christianity, First United Church of Tampa


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 ...

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Is the US an empire? Group in Tampa says yes listen

06/30/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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When they hear the word empire, many people think of Rome, Babylon, Britain, or the USSR. But today a group in Tampa talked about imperial aspects of the United States. Just ahead of the country’s two-hundred-thirty-fifth birthday, a United Church of Christ workshop revealed an imperial America they say varies greatly from the vision of the nation’s founders.

Reverend Tom Warren is with a United Church of Christ congregation in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. In talking about America as an i...

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