Boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) are time-honored, non-violent strategies for achieving justice. Leaders of the Christian churches of Palestine have asked their allies to use BDS to pressure the government of Israel for a just resolution of their long struggle.
BDS is under attack by those who want unconditional support for the Israeli government. Oregon is the latest state to have anti-BDS bills introduced: SCR 25, SM1, and SJM9. Before these bills have committee hearings, clergy are being asked to sign a letter from faith leaders of many denominations.
If you want to sign this letter, please send an email to Tom Beilman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Curtis Bell at email@example.com with your name, title and the group you represent. Sample reply:
YES add my endorsement. Rev Ricardo Garcia, Centerville United Methodist Church
Please share this information with others in Oregon who you think would be interested. This is not just a United Methodist effort.