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Middle East Committee Votes to Divest, Encourages “Peaceful Pursuits” Investments in Israel and Palestine

by Rick Ufford-Chase

As Moderator of the 216th General Assembly, I presided over the decision to begin a process of “phased, selective divestment of companies that are doing business in a way that profits from or supports the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.”

Kairos Palestine to 220th GA

To the Commissioners of the 220th General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (USA):

Rabbis Support Church Divestment from Israeli Occupation

Honor the courage, clarity and sensitivity of Kairos USA

by Rabbi Lynn Gotlieb
read this letter and more letters in support of divestment at www.rabbisletter.org

TIAA-CREF Divests from Caterpillar

by Melinda Thompson

We applaud the actions of our friends at Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) that have been instrumental in causing TIAA-CREF to divest its $72 Million holdings of Caterpillar stock from the investment funds it markets as socially responsible.

Briefing Papers for GA Overtures: A PPF Resource for Commissioners

PPF has published these brief documents that lift up key issues and analysis of overtures before the General Assembly that pertain to peacemaking and nonviolence. Please share these documents widely with commissioners and others at General Assembly.

Kairos USA: Diverse Christian group releases major statement on Israel-Palestine crisis

When the "60 Minutes" audience saw the recent segment on the decline of Christianity in the Holy Land, they also saw how hard Israel works to suppress Palestinian voices.

Today, a diverse group of U.S. Christians launch their effort to amplify these voices with the introduction of Kairos USA.

Kairos USA Document, 2012

In 2012, Christians in the U.S. responded to the 2009 statement from Kairos Palesine with the following statement and formation of Kairos USA:

Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document

A word of confession and faith from Christians in the United States

Click here to read the full statement

 

Conversations at the PPF Booth

Booth # 501/503

in the Exhibit Hall at the General Assembly

 

“How to Speak about Gun Violence in the Church"

Rev. James Atwood
PPF National Committee Member and author of America and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé
MONDAY, JULY 2 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Support MRTI's Recommendation to Divest

The Israel Palestine Mission Netowrk (IPMN) has begun an online petition to commissioners of this year's General Assembly, calling on the assembly to approve the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment's (MRTI) recommendation to divest from Caterpillar, Inc., Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard.

Sign the petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/divestfromcat/

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