Presbyterians voted to divest from three companies doing business in Israel one week after the kidnapping of three yeshiva students and at the same time that an Islamist terrorist faction was sweeping through Iraq.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday (June 20) to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s occupied territories.
The Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) voted Friday at the church’s biennial general assembly to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions, all companies that do business with Israel.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday (June 19) to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an embracing step toward same-sex marriage.
The highest anticipated topic of conversation for the Presbyterian General Assembly will be the potential of the denomination divesting millions of dollars from companies that affect the conflict between Palestine and Israel.