Category - boycott divestment sanctions

  • April 8, 2014

    The Methodist Council met in Leamington Spa from 5 to 7 April to consider some of the key issues that will be debated at this year's Methodist Conference.

  • October 2, 2013

    The Methodist Church has launched a major consultation on the arguments for and against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

  • May 24, 2013

    At a meeting of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, on 23 May 2013, a report from the Church and Society Council on theology of land in the context of Israel/Palestine was discussed. Called The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the ‘promised land’, it has the potential to raise considerable awareness of these issues in congregations and groups, says regional analyst Dr Michael Marten. He examines the background, context, issues and controversies surrounding the report, adopted by the Kirk on 23 May 2013.

  • February 2, 2013

    United Methodists have been asked to avoid SodaStream products advertised during the Super Bowl, as part of a boycott of illegal Israeli settlements.

  • July 14, 2011

    A law making it an offence to call for a boycott against the state of Israel or its West Bank settlements will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

  • May 27, 2011

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly agreed, under threat, to withdraw a resolution calling for a UK ban on goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Paraic Reamonn says that the ethnically-defined nature of the current Israeli state, its treatment of Palestinians and what its policies are doing to the identity of Jewish people should be a matter of priority concern to Christians and others of goodwill.

  • May 25, 2011

    A Church of Scotland call for a UK ban of goods from unlawful Israeli settlements has had to be withdrawn because of a legal threat in Israel.

  • February 9, 2011

    Quakers in Britain are considering a challenging call from Palestinian Quakers in the West Bank to consider a boycott over the Occupied Territories.

  • January 17, 2011

    Leading UK department store John Lewis has stopped stocking products manufactured in an illegal Israeli settlement.

  • August 29, 2010

    The recent acquittal of four London-based activists for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) raises profound issues for traders in products which originate from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, says Simon Natas, a lawyer involved in the case.