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July 5, 2015

5 Things Disciples of Christ Should Know From UCC Synod 2015

By Sam Lovett, Oreon E. Scott Intern for Prophetic Ministry, Disciples Center for Public Witness

The UCC joined our national mourning for those killed at Emanuel AMC in Charleston, South Carolina, and also overwhelmingly adopted two resolutions intent on dismantling racism.

Delegates voted to divest from and boycott companies that are complicit in the occupation of Palestine, but rejected a resolution that would have applied the term “apartheid” to the Israeli occupation.

A resolution calling for labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) failed, but an ambitious schedule for transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources by 2040 passed. The Synod also voted to urge nations who send things into outer space to stop scattering junk.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes Israel needs our support around the worlds and our prayer and our economic and wish peace over Jerusalem and over whole Isreal and prosper and salvation In Jesus blood ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden