The United Church of Canada boycott is in keeping with its principles

Thomas Woodley

The general council of the United Church of Canada (UCC) took a momentous decision last week. After years exploring the issue, and dialoguing with Muslim and Christian Palestinians, Jewish Israelis and Jewish Canadians, the UCC has decided to support a boycott of products from Israeli settlements.

In making its decision, the UCC has […]

The United Church brings difficult Israeli-Palestinian issue back into the mainstream

The United Church brings difficult Israeli-Palestinian issue back into the mainstream

The fact that the church dared to approach one of the thorniest and perhaps emotion-laden public policy issues for Canada and most other Western countries is significant.

By Peter Larson

Nearly 400 delegates gathered last week at the United Church of Canada’s general […]

United Church of Canada passes boycott of products tied to Israeli settlements

OTTAWA (Aug 17, 2012)— Canada’s largest Protestant church has approved a controversial boycott of products made or linked to Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory.

The United Church of Canada’s decision is intended to signal to the Israeli government that it considers Israel’s continued occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal, and […]

Independent Jewish Voices commends United Church for finalizing stand against Israeli occupation

Ottawa (Aug 17, 2012)- “Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) congratulates the United Church of Canada for finalizing its decision to boycott goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” says Sid Shniad, the group’s spokesperson.

“Facing charges of bias and anti-Semitism for even considering such action, Church members assembled at […]

Members of United Church of Canada affirm resolution to boycott Israeli settlement products

United Church of Canada members affirm resolution to boycott Israeli settlement products

Following recent, high-profile announcements by the Presbyterian and Methodistchurches in the United States to boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlement colonies in the West Bank, members of the United Church of Canada this week affirmed a similar boycott resolution at their annual […]

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb’s letter to the commissioners at the United Church of Canada Conference

August 13, 2012

Dear Commissioners of the UCC,

I have enjoyed spending time with members of the United Church of Canada these past few days. Your devotion and commitment to peace and justice is a beautiful witness to your faith. I am writing you to encourage you accept the full report of the ME Committee […]