UM Conferences Actions Related to Israel/Palestine 2005-2014

Conference NameYear of ActionAction
Conferences that Voted to Divest or have their funds divested from companies involved with Israel's occupation of Palestinian land
California Pacific2006no companies named
New York2006/2011Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions
California-Nevada2009Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions
West Ohio2009/2011named General Electric, HP, and Caterpillar
Northern Illinois2010named Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions  
Minnesota2013Divested $14,000 from G.E.; also passed Sodastream boycott resolution
New England2013named Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions
Pacific Northwest2013named Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions
Upper New York2013named Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions
 
Conferences that have approved petitions asking General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits to divest                            
its holdings from companies that profit from the occupation
Virginia2005 
North Central New York2006 
Rocky Mountain2006 
California Nevada2009 
Detroit2010 
California Pacific2011 
New England2011 
Northern Illinois2011 
West Ohio2011 
Baltimore-Washington 2007/2011 
 
2014 Conference Approved Actions      

Minnesota      
2014Approved a resolution to boycott Sodastream 
Oregon-Idaho2014Approved a resolution to recommend all churches commit to studying "Kairos Palestine Response"
North Georgia2014Approved a resolution for the Conference Board of Connectional Ministries to appoint a task force to research and report potential ways for the conference to engage with people in the Holy Land in constructive conversations about peace efforts in the region and present recommendations on a potential mission bridge to Jerusalem.
West Michigan2014Approved resolution that calls on leadership of U.S., Israel and Palestine to reject all acts of aggression and violence in the  region.   
 
Conferences with a Task Force related to Israel/Palestine 
California Pacific2010United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force - www.umhltf.org
Eastern Pennsylvania2013Divestment Task Force
Minnesota Palestine Israel Justice Project
http://www.palestine-israeljusticeproject.org/
New England2007New England Divestment Task Force   - See http://www.neumc.org/pages/detail/178
Oregon-Idaho2013Holy Land Task Force - see  http://www.umoi.org/holyland    
Susquehanna2013Divestment Task Force
Upper New York United Methodist Task Force for Palestine-Israel  see
http://um-palestine-israel-tf.org/pages/home_page