Anglicans have endorsed a resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from the occupation of Palestine. Religion News Service reports:
London, June 24 - Anglican churches around the world, including the Episcopal Church in the United States, were urged Friday (June 24) to join a growing church-based movement to divest from Israeli companies that support the Palestinian occupation.
The Anglican Consultative Council, a global policy-setting panel for the 77 million-member Anglican Communion, unanimously approved a statement urging divestment that was drafted last year by the Anglican Peace and Justice Network.
The Presbyterian Church USA adopted a similar policy last year and the United Church of Christ will be considering a divestment resolution this summer. The World Council of Churches has urged Christians to consider divestment as a tool for putting pressure on the conservative government currently in power in Israel to improve the human rights of Palestinians. Many Jewish groups have critical of the divestment movement.