2007 Executive Council action on referred resolution "In Support of a Renewed and Balanced Study and Response to the Conflict Between Palestine and Israel"

In 2007, General Synod 26 voted to refer the resolution ΓÇ£In Support of a Renewed and Balanced Study and Response to the Conflict Between Palestine and IsraelΓÇ¥[available here: http://www.ucc.org/synod/resolutions/gs26-u3.pdf] directly to Executive Council for implementation. In taking such an action, General Synod affirmed the resolutionΓÇÖs overall consistency with previous General Synod positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution was considered at the October, 2007 Executive Council meeting, and the following action was adopted in order to implement its mandate:

In 2007, General Synod 26 voted to refer the resolution "In Support of a Renewed and Balanced Study and Response to the Conflict Between Palestine and Israel"[available here: http://www.ucc.org/synod/resolutions/gs26-u3.pdf]  directly to Executive Council for implementation.  In taking such an action, General Synod affirmed the resolution's overall consistency with previous General Synod positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The resolution was considered at the October, 2007 Executive Council meeting, and the following action was adopted in order to implement its mandate:

"That the Executive Council call for a Consultation to be held in 2008 or early 2009 on the question of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in cooperation with Wider Church Ministries; that the Executive Council requests the General Minister and President in consultation with the Executive Minster of the Wider Church Ministries and the Area Executive for the Middle East and Europe to convene a panel of United Church of Christ members representing diverse settings and constituencies of the Church; that the Executive Council requests that the panel engage in dialogue with traditional as well as new voices among ecumenical colleagues, regional partners, and interfaith colleagues representing diverse perspectives. Further, the Executive Council requests the General Minister and President to name a moderator for the panel, which will be staffed by the Area Executive for the Middle East and Europe and the ecumenical officer. The Executive Council requests that a report from this panel be sent to General Synod Twenty-Seven in response to the action of GS 26 which referred the resolution "In Support of a Renewed and Balanced Study and Response to the Conflict Between Palestine and Israel," to the Executive Council. Finally, recognizing that funding is not currently available for this consultation, the Executive Council requests that the General Minister and President seek funds for this Consultation."

The report of the Consultation, held June 1-3, 2009 in Cleveland, OH, is available here: http://www.ucc.org/synod/pdfs/gs27report-onmiddleeast.pdf

 


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