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Churches and Divestment

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The Presbyterian Church USA is NOT considering divesting from companies doing business in Israel. The Church is considering corporate engagement (up to divestment) with companies that profit from the obstacles to a just peace in Israel and Palestine mentioned in the section in bold below. The church is currently looking at Caterpillar, ITT Industries, Motorola and United Technologies. (For more info, go to ) In 2004, the Presbyterian Church USA's General Assembly, its largest policy-making body, representing the church's 2.3 million members, instructed the church's Committee ...
to put "an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories captured during the 1967 military campaign." 1 The disinvestment campaign is related to other economic and political boycotts of Israel . A notable campaign was initiated in 2002 and endorsed by South Africa 's Desmond Tutu . 1 2 3 Tutu said that the campaign against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories and its continued settlement expansion should be modeled on the successful historical, but controversial, disinvestment campaign against South Africa's apartheid system . 3 Cite error: There are tags on this page, but ...
My response to Justin
The small cult groups you speak of are rare examples of that type of abuse. However, Jim Jones was an actual communist who preached a variation called Communalism. To eliminate communism from Jones is to miss the point. Jones is a communist role model in that he practiced class genocide on himself. When one looks at Hitler one can see almost whatever one wants to see. Hitler left many words that can be read all over the place. There are ample words that prove he envisioned himself as a man of the left. Much like the lunatics at God Hates Fags blames everything on Gays, Hitler is on record blaming Jews for Christianity, ... market research, surveys and trends
It would be wrong to discuss replacement theology without including a Jewish perspective which ,basically, is a modern day Jewish answer to those who practice replacement theology against the Jews. What is replacement theology? In simple terms it dates back to the year 70 when the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed for the second time. This became a crucial principle to the early Christians of that period who interpreted this as a sign that the Jews had been forsaken by their God, that God had turned his back on his Chosen People, and that they were the new chosen race. The Christian nation was perceived to have replaced ... market research, surveys and trends


Spreading Hate, Destruction & Terrorism - Anne Bayefsky - National ...
The multibillion-dollar U.N. system was once largely closed to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as the private playing field of member states. But NGOs have now found their way into the most intimate recesses of the U.N. It is a development, however, that is not a one-way street with the members of so-called “civil society” as mere supplicants looking for an opening. Both the U.N. secretariat and member states have found it extremely useful to operate through NGO “partners” or proxies. One element of this phenomenon is so familiar that the term “GONGO” has been coined, to discredit ... industry trends, business articles and survey research Anti-Israel Divestment Campaign Stalls
The campaign to divest in firms doing business with Israel largely failed to gain traction on U.S. university campuses. It then moved to U.S. mainline churches, gaining victory in 2004 when the 3 million member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to divest in corporations, like Caterpillar Tractor, that sell to or buy from Israel. For many years, the Religious Left, led by mainline officials, has targeted Israel for special condemnation. But the campaign even within left-leaning church bureaucracies has stalled. The Episcopalians and Lutherans have declined to endorse divestment. There is little traction for the movement among ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Harvard insists Israeli shares sale not driven by boycott
Harvard University has insisted that the sale of shares in Israeli companies is not driven by pro-Palestinian boycott and divestment campaign. Photgraph: Eamonn McCabe/Guardian Harvard University has sold millions of dollars in shares in Israeli companies, a move that it insists is purely financial but which has already been claimed by a pro-Palestinian group as a victory in its boycott and divestment campaign against Israel . Groups sympathetic to the Palestinians have been pressing universities in the US, the UK and elsewhere to end investment in Israel and to boycott Israeli academics. Harvard's decision to sell its ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In
an Islamic community center often described as the "Ground Zero mosque," to go forward. Conservative presidential wannabes Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich issued fiery statements in the last two weeks against the project. The Anti-Defamation League has also come out against building the Islamic center. Should plans for the community center proceed? Is building an Islamic community center two blocks from the former site of the twin towers insensitive? Is America "experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization," as Gingrich claims? Or is the right ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Others have written eloquently on the dynamics leading to divestment resolutions and similar activities at churches, universities, cities and civic ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Congressman Howard Berman (CA28) :: Press Release :: Members Of ...
Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) and thirteen of his colleagues in the House of Representatives today sent a letter to the leader of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, deploring its recent adoption of a resolution calling upon the Church to divest from companies doing business in Israel and urging that it be rescinded.   The letter expresses their belief that the resolution is irresponsible, counterproductive and undermines the prospect of peace by ´┐Żemboldening those who seek to de-legitimize the State of Israel.´┐Ż Berman noted that the letter reflects widespread outrage at the actions of the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Mainline Protestant Churches and Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
"Current Topics" pages offer primary source materials, commentary, and links on subjects of concern in Jewish and Christian relations. Israeli/Palestinian Conflict and Divestment from Israel Considered by Various Protestant Churches The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), meeting on June 26-July 2, 2004 in Richmond, VA, voted to ?initiate a process of phased, selective divestment in multinational corporations operating in Israel." Partially inspired by similar initiatives undetaken in past decades against South Africa, the idea has become a subject of discussion in other "mainline" ...
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