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Update on BDS Campaigns
At Yearly Meeting 2019, Friends will be asked to discern if AYM should divest from any investments that are contributing to Israel’s occupation of Palestine as part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Several Regional Meetings have already taken this step.
Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee is re-issuing its 2013 Watching Brief on BDS, with a short update, to contribute to the AYM discernment process with regard to Quaker withdrawal from any investments which might support Israel's occupation of Palestine.
In November 2018, Quakers in Britain become the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.The decision, made by the church's trustees in consultation with Meeting for Sufferings fits into the long Quaker history of pursuing ethical investments. (Photo: Sunset in Hebron, credit: Quakers in Britain)
Read QPLC's full Watching Brief here.