THE FIRST-EVER UNITED METHODIST
ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Friday and Saturday, August 7 - 8, 2014
Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church
Tipp City, Ohio
Co-sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries
and Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church
Through prayer, fellowship and study, we as United Methodists
in partnership with Palestinian Christians
will seek to put Godâ€™s call to love all our neighbors
into action for justice & peace. (See more information below)
THE FIRST OFFICIAL GATHERING OF
UNITED METHODIST KAIROS RESPONSE SINCE OUR FOUNDING IN 2010 Friday evening and Saturday, August 8-9
Ginghamsburg UMC, Tipp City, OH
Join us at this important meeting for all members and friends
of United Methodist Kairos Response ~
together we will be envisioning the future of our movement,
revisiting our organizational structure and goals,
and electing UMKR leaders. (more information below)
A Call to United Methodists: WALKING WITH PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS...for Holy Justice and Peace
Thursday and Friday, August 7-8 Featured speakers include: Lynne Hybels, Mike Slaughter and Alex Awad
plus a dozen more remarkable speakers from Palestine and the U.S.
Conference participants will covenant with one another to demonstrate love as action as we undertake ongoing educational and advocacy actions within our respective Annual Conferences and in partnership with Palestinian Christians.
Together we will:
ADDRESS: â€˜"How religion both helps and hurts the quest for a just and durable peace."
LEARN from leaders of United Methodist agencies, organizations and advocacy groups about the strategies and vision they utilize to seek justice and peace in Palestine and Israel.
MEET with Advance projects and partners in Palestine and Israel to learn about how their work is affected by ongoing military occupation and how they are working to build hope among the people.
EXPLORE the role of women as peacemakers in Palestine/Israel and in mobilizing our congregations for the work of peace.
SHARE resources and ideas on deepening the involvement of seminaries and campuses
"Where your treasure is, there is your heart also."
EXPLORE how we can join in the growing efforts of nonviolent economic actions: shareholder engagement, boycotts, divestment and positive investment to seek an end to occupation and discrimination.
â€œLet us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.â€ 1 John 3:18
STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS $50
See more details of this groundbreaking conference: four exciting areas of focus for Working Sessions, over a dozen speakers from the Middle East and U.S.... Click here Â»
Turning the page... Writing a New Chapter THE UMKR
Friday Evening and Saturday, August 8-9
The UMKR Summit agenda will include:
~ Planning and strategy for General Conference 2016
~ Legislation and advocacy in our annual conferences
~ Organizing Congressional lobbying on Israel/Palestine
~ Exploring ways to strengthen our network and
~ Support advocatesâ€™ work in our churches, conferences, and communities.
This August, United Methodist justice advocates will begin to write a new chapter in our movementâ€™s history. The UMKR Summit 2014 will start immediately following the close of the conference â€œWalking with Palestinian Christians,â€ and will be held at Ginghamsburg UMC. Our time together will begin with dinner on Friday, August 8th followed by a plenary session that evening and a full day of meetings on Saturday, August 9th (see details at our website). Please plan your travel and accommodations to spend this evening and day with us in Ohio where we will shape the future of a trail-blazing peace movement in the United Methodist Church.
"Decisions are made by those that show up."
SUGGESTED DONATION $50
CONTACT UMKR FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO ATTEND
See more details about the Summit schedule and register: Click here Â»
United Methodist Kairos Response is an international peace movement in the United Methodist Church, responding to the urgent call from Palestinian Christians for effective action to support a just peace in Israel/Palestine.www.kairosresponse.org