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Zahi Khouri to Methodist conference: ‘We don’t need charity; we want freedom to help ourselves’

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When United Methodist delegates gather as a plenary to vote on church policies this week, two petitions will be presented that reflect opposing approaches to helping Palestinians. The first is the approach Palestinian Christians themselves have asked for: divestment from companies that support the occupation. The second, re-written by the Financial Administration Committee, calls only

Moment of Truth: Report from day two of the United Methodist General Conference

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A packed audience listen to Daoud Nasser and Dalit Baum discuss divestment at the United Methodist Church General Conference. (Photo: JVPlive) When I am in the United States, and not in Gaza, I sometimes have difficulty identifying activism that will actually make a difference on behalf of Palestinians. When the call went out for volunteers