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United Methodist Church Rejects Divestment

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United Methodist Church Rejects Divestment


Not all was lost. Some member churches will divest.

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by Stephen Lendman

Doing the right thing is easy. Doing it wrong takes effort. It also belies some groups' moral values.

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UMC "emphasi(zes) Christian living (by) putting faith and love into action." On May 2, they were noticeably absent.

From April 24 - May 4, UMC held its General Conference in Tampa. On May 2, delegates voted on divesting from three corporate giants - Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard. All three serve Israel's occupation harshness.

Caterpillar produces giant bulldozers. Their blades extend about 21 feet wide and 7 feet high. Israel lawlessly uses them to destroy Palestinian homes and property.

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Motorola Solutions sells settlements virtual fences and radar detection systems to spot nearby human movement. They're also for Israel's Separation Wall, the one around Gaza, another being constructed on Lebanon's border, and Israel's military. 

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