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COMING SOON to a mailbox (or computer, phone or tablet) near you: OUR END-OF-THE-YEAR APPEAL.

There is SO much work to do for the
global United Methodist General Conference 2020
– it only happens once every four years!

We know you'll be getting many appeals in coming weeks.
PLEASE KEEP UMKR IN MIND as you plan your giving for this year. 

And now for the action alert...


The timing could not be better.
For the first time in memory, putting conditions on U.S. military aid to Israel (about $4 billion a year!) has become a mainstream political topic.

Every major Democratic presidential candidate has said something about it. Some have dared to say our tax dollars should not support settlement expansion or annexing the West Bank.

Well, there is something else U.S. aid should not support - imprisoning and abusing children!

Next week, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) – joined by diverse Christian leaders – will speak at a public briefing in Washington DC on the rights of Palestinian children who are detained, prosecuted and incarcerated by the Israeli military.

This is a prime event for your Representative in the House or at least one of their staff!
Let them know you want them there.

DATE: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The International Day of the Child

TIME: 10:30-11:30 am
PLACE: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional Auditorium and Atrium (CVC 200)

In April of this year Rep. Betty McCollum introduced the trail-blazing bill, H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.

This bill that would stop U.S. military aid from being used for the detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill treatment of children.

It doesn't just protect Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation; it applies to children who are suffering such abuses any place in the world that receives U.S. military aid.

H.R. 2407 also provides $19 million for monitoring human rights abuses associated with Israel’s military detention of children.

And it provides physical, psychological, and emotional treatment and support for Palestinian child victims of Israeli military detention, abuse, and torture.

Send a message today! Ask your Representative to attend the briefing or send their staff. AND support H.R. 2407,

Since 2000, more than 10,000 children have been victimized by the Israeli military court system, which does not meet minimum standards for a fair trial.

The statistics for those children are a nightmare:

Wherever children are imprisoned, whether it's in U.S. immigration detention centers or Israeli military prisons, we have an obligation to act to protect them.

Click the red button to contact your Representative -
you will review the message before it is sent ⬇︎


One more important step!





One calls for the church to endorse H.R. 2407:
Addressing Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children

The other champions the rights of kids worldwide:
Child Incarceration


Palestine Through the Eyes of Children
by Mark Harrison, Peace with Justice Director, United Methodist Church  SEE IT


This is the campaign that led to H.R. 2407, the first bill in Congress to support Palestinian human rights! See their STORY.

Discover some really great RESOURCES to learn more and share with others.

Get the latest UPDATES on the campaign and see what is happening to kids in Palestine this year.

You can endorse H.R. 2407 as a CITIZEN C0-SPONSOR!


Get this authoritative report from the leading Israeli Human Rights Center, B'Tselem.
See the summary; get the full report


Have you heard about the United Nations global study on Child Detention?  Learn more from Human Rights Watch


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UMKR is an international grassroots peace movement of laity and clergy in the United Methodist Church. We are responding to the Palestinian Christians' urgent call, in Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth, for effective action to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.
OUR GOAL: UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ – freedom, equality, and justice for all Palestinians and Israelis.  Learn more about UMKR

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