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The UMC Must Divest from Occupied Palestine - Holman United Methodist Church


The UMC Must Divest from Occupied Palestine - Holman United Methodist Church: As a Black South African, I’m excited to join my fellow United Methodist brothers and sisters in Portland to re-examine and explore the great commission for such a time as this. Given who we are as a global movement committed to personal and social holiness, this exploration will take place with open eyes, open hearts and open hands. Open eyes to see the pain of a hurting world. Open hearts to see the pain from a place of compassion. Open hands to respond with the strength and assurance of God’s love. A love best manifested through affirming the humanity and dignity of all people, including our brothers and sisters in Palestine. From what I’ve experienced in South Africa, and what I’ve witnessed in Palestine, the apartheid ideology and theology practiced by Israel through occupation and oppression, paternalism and racism, exploitation and incarceration, is a contradiction to the great commission!

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