'Kairos Palestine Document' Site Added to Conference Website

September 02, 2010

A section devoted to the Kairos Palestine Document has been added to the Israel-Palestine Task Force site on cnumc.org, the website of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The site's introductory material states the document is Palestinian Christians' message concerning the "oppression, displacement, suffering and clear apartheid" they have faced for more than six decades. More than a year in the writing, the document asks the international community to stand by the Palestinian people.
In June, the Israel-Palestine Task Force petitioned the California-Nevada Annual Conference Session, commending study of the Kairos Palestine Document. The task force urges all congregations, boards, agencies, and caucuses to read it and to "join in an appropriate response in covenant with our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land."
The Israel-Palestine Task Force falls under the Conference Board of Missions. To locate it on the website, click on "Ministries" to bring up the Ministries Home Page. There, under "Outreach and Justice Ministry Team," you'll find "Board of Missions" and below it, a link to the Israel-Palestine Task Force site. (You also may navigate to it by clicking on "Boards and Agencies" in the menu on the right side of the Ministries Home Page.)
Clicking on any link to Israel-Palestine Task Force will bring up a right-side menu that includes a link to Kairos Palestine Document.