Skip to comments.Anglicans Call for Sanction on Investment in Israel to Uphold Justice
Posted on 06/25/2005 8:27:13 PM PDT by Destro
Anglicans Call for Sanction on Investment in Israel to Uphold Justice
Posted: Saturday, June 25 , 2005, 20:55 (UK)
At the Anglican Consultative Council Friday meeting in Nottingham, England, church leaders unanimously voted on the first resolution regarding the Palestine-Israeli conflict, which suggests boycotting investments that support Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories or violence against innocent Israelis.
The decision follows moves by the USA Presbyterian Church to consider selling holdings in companies that profit from the occupation and a statement by the World Council of Churches (WCC), a global ecumenical body, who back divestment.
The Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group, on which the three main investment and Trustee bodies of the Church of England, the General Synod, the Archbishops Council, and the Council for Mission and Public Affairs are represented, has been carrying out ethical investment research and management in keeping with its Christian witness and values.
The proposal to stop investing in firms that sponsor Israels occupation has been carefully considered by the group as well over the last few months.
On ACCs Friday meeting, the discussion was put forward by the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN) and an additional session was allocated to facilitate maximum participation from the floor of the ACC.
The Council, including the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, voted unanimously for the motion, which commended "the resolve of the Episcopal Church (USA) to take appropriate action where it finds that its corporate investments support the occupation of Palestinian lands or violence against innocent Israelis."
The Council also suggested the 38 Anglican Provinces across the world have such investments, "to be considered in line with their adopted ethical investment strategies".
The Council expressed solidarity with Palestinian Christians and encouraged investment strategies that support the infrastructure of a future Palestinian State.
The last statement of the resolution requested the Office of the Anglican Observer to the United Nations "to support and advocate the implementation of UN Resolutions 242 and 338 directed towards peace, justice and co-existence in the Holy Land."
They also slammed a Jewish couple named Joseph and Mary for becoming settlers in Bethlehem, in order to have a Jewish child born there; and then have him proclaimed as some sort of Jewish hero.
In addition, the bible will now have all books by Jews
removed. Since this includes most of the book--except possibly the books of Job and Luke--the missing pages
will be replaced with more culturally diverse works,
such as excerpts from the Bhagavad-Gita and the Koran.
The following Jewish words will also be stricken
from Anglican services, in order to avoid showing
solidarity with Israel--"Hallelujah" and "Amen".
Every now and then I see something on FR that is breathtaking in it's clarity...this is such a time. Excellent post...
No wonder English Christians are converting to other chruches. I wouldn't be surprised if all that was due to pinko sympathizers who infested the church.
BTW, Wasn't the WCC controlled by the KGB?
I thought it was the Free Masons?
Absolutely brilliant! One of the finest FR posts of the week!
More accurate headline:
Rowan Williams, the hippie-dippy head of the Anglican church, vies for the position of "Chief Dhimmi" in the coming Caliphate of Eurabia. Close behind in the running are Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder.
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I heard somewhere that the KGB had sent the leaders of the churches in communist countries under it's control to 'influence' the WCC. I think it was a issue of Reader's Digest.
people hear lots of things.
True, but during the days of the Soviet Union, it sent representatives of the churches under it's control to the WCC. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to influence it. Also, even without the KGB, the WCC might still be pink anyways, because of the leftists who entered the seminary during the '60s or was that just America?
Russian Orthodox Church Ready to Open up New Ecumenical Relationship
and? The Constantinope Patriarchiate already has long standing relations with the WCC.
Excellent! They aren't all that far from doing these exact things (unofficially, they pretty much have).
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