United Church of Christ votes to divest itself of Israel

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ has voted to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

The Ohio-based denomination endorsed the action on a vote of 508-124 with 38 abstentions during a national meeting in Cleveland.

The liberal Protestant group is the latest to take such action. Last year, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to sell stock in a few companies whose products are used by Israel in the territories. Click here to read the story.

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