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General Board of Pension and Health Benefits Divests From Security Firm

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits is divesting its investments with a company for the first time due to Israel’s illegal settlements and military occupation.

GBGM speaks on Gaza

Editor’s note: the General Board of Global Ministries has issued the following: By Melissa Hinnen Consistent with the resolutions of the United Methodist General Conference and with the World Methodist Council resolution on Israel and Palestine, the General Board of Global Ministries condemns the use of violence in the region and asks for prayers for a […]

Bishop Wenner defends her signing of letter to Congress regarding Israel

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, president of the UMC’s Council of Bishops, has released a statement defending her decision to join more than a dozen other Christian leaders in sending a letter to Congress, urging an investigation of possible violations by Israel of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and the U.S. Export Control Act. Some Jewish groups, including […]

Oklahoma group attends Bethlehem conference

By Holly McCray, Special Contributor… “It’s complicated.” That one phrase dominated in separate interviews with six Oklahoma United Methodists who attended “Christ at the Checkpoint,” a justice and reconciliation conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Joining Bishop Robert Hayes for the weeklong forum in March were laywoman Kelly Junk and four clergy, the […]

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