Divestment is Unjust

Divestment. It sounds like something accountants and economics majors might think about, not the stuff of political or religious debate. But divestment, or withdrawing investment funds, is being promoted as a tool to punish certain companies doing business with Israel and thereby pressure Israel itself. This week (June 14-21) the Presbyterian Church (USA) or PC(USA),… Continue reading Divestment is Unjust

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Methodists, divestment, and Tutu

On May 2, delegates at the United Methodist Church general assembly voted against two proposals to withdraw church investments from companies doing business with Israel. These divestment proposals were intended as a way to pressure Israel to withdraw its military presence from all areas that most of the world considers to be Palestinian territory, which… Continue reading Methodists, divestment, and Tutu

A no to divestment

Over the past couple of months I've gotten drawn into the battle a lot of advocacy for Israel and the Jewish people. I helped draft and disseminate a statement on the crazy Ralph Messer-Eddie Long Torah ceremony that went viral on You Tube back in January, and a couple of statements concerning the "Christ at… Continue reading A no to divestment