The Episcopal Church will sell stock in companies profiting from the occupation

Religion News Service | 10/22/2019 | Staff
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A Statement by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) on Action by Executive Council re Resolution B016 (2018): Adopt Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Action on Israel/Palestine.

The Steering Committee of EPF PIN commends Executive Council for positive action on three Resolutions implementing the mandate from the 79th General Convention expressed in Resolution B016: Adopt Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s [ELCA] Action on Israel/Palestine.

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2) Does a corporation have a record of directly or indirectly supplying or doing business with or providing goods or services to, or otherwise contributing to, the Israeli Defense Forces as the IDF operates in the OPT.

Adoption of the Global Screen & Criteria puts in place a TEC Human Rights No Buy List, administered by CCSR, to apply to corporations that resist effective engagement on human rights.

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In a second action, Council approved a Resolution to place Caterpillar Inc., Motorola Solutions, and the Israel Discount Bank on the Human Rights No Buy List, directing the church’s money managers to sell holdings in these companies without delay. Efforts over many years (Caterpillar 15 years, Motorola 25 years, Israel Discount Bank: refusal to engage) to engage with these companies have been unproductive. Council asks CCSR to continue engagement with Facebook, and TripAdvisor for human rights violations through complicity in the Occupation.

Executive Council also acted to fund future applications of the Global Human Rights Screen as well as continuing corporate engagement.

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EPF PIN is grateful for the meticulous work of CCSR in...
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