United Methodist Church

Methodists’BDS Vote May Signal New Tack

Group divests from five Israeli banks.

01/19/2016 - 11:08
Staff Writer

The decision last week by the largest Protestant denomination in the United States to withdraw its pension fund’s investment in five Israeli banks will have little substantive effect on the Israeli economy, but may play a greater symbolic role among supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Major Protestant Branch Divests From Israeli Banks

01/13/2016 - 12:38

The pension fund for the United Methodist Church, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, has removed five Israeli banks from its investment portfolio.

The United Methodist Church is one of the largest Protestant denominations. Via umc.org

5 Faith Facts About Hillary Clinton, Social Gospel Methodist To The Core

04/12/2015 - 20:00

Washington As she embarks Sunday on her 2016 presidential campaign, one facet of Hillary Clinton, 67, is unchanged across her decades as a lawyer, first lady, senator and secretary of state: She was, is and likely always will be a social-justice-focused Methodist.

Methodists Reject Israel-Trade Divestment Measure, Favor West Bank Boycott

05/02/2012 - 20:00


The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel.

Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates to the conference voted Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., against a motion to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard.

Divestment advocates claim that products manufactured by these companies are used to repress Palestinians.

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