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2017 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference - The United Methodist Church
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/2017-baltimore-washington-annual-conference 

http://www.ucc.org/news_gs_synod_votes_to_support_palestinian_children_in_israeli_military_detention_07032017 

A resolution, brought forward by 16 individual UCC churches, calls on the state of Israel to guarantee Palestinian children younger than age 18 their basic due process rights and to prohibit any use of torture or ill-treatment of detained juveniles in the occupied territories. Needing two-thirds of the votes from General Synod 2017 delegates, that resolution easily had the necessary support, with 79 percent of the votes in favor.. . . 

Among the resolution's other calls: for the UCC General Minister and President to communicate the resolution with Israel's Prime Minister and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and with U.S. government officials; for the U.S. government to hold aid given to Israel, about $3.1 billion annually, to determine if it complies with the Foreign Assistance Act and isn't used for human rights abuses; for the U.S. to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which 194 other countries including Israel in 1991 have ratified; and for ecumenical engagement on the issue with Jews and Muslims. 

http://forward.com/fast-forward/376142/united-church-of-christ-condemns-israel-treatment-palestinian-children/-----------------------------------------------

UCC votes for divestment, boycott of companies that profit from occupation of Palestinian territories - United Church of Christ
http://www.ucc.org/news_general_synod_israel_palestine_resolution_06302015

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Mennonite Church to divest in protest of Israeli policies - StarTribune.com
http://www.startribune.com/mennonite-church-to-divest-in-protest-of-israeli-policies/432962953/

http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/mennonites-interfaith-ecumenical/?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List