UUJME Statement on Breach of Right Relations
6/23/2016 - The theme of GA 2016 is Heartland: Where Faiths
Connect. UUJME and our Christian, Jewish and Muslim allies were surprised that
last night's opening ceremonies -- traditionally a gathering of joy, worship
and inclusion -- featured a partisan political pitch urging attendees to vote
against the UUJME-sponsored business resolution on divesting from companies
that violate human rights in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
Delegates take very seriously the responsibility for
voting on resolutions that direct the work of our association. The statement
last night by a speaker invited by the UUA leadership was highly provocative
and, in parts, inaccurate and distorted. We invite people to visit our booth
#623 in the exhibit hall for respectful discussion of the facts. More
information on the resolution and related issues can be found at www.uujme.org.
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