Promoting Mideast Peace
Part of United Church Funds’ SRI work involves promoting peace in the Middle East through every outlet available. Most recently, staff joined in a delegation to the region along with national leaders of the United Church of Christ. More information on that trip, including a blog post written by the UCF’s director of Social Responsibility, can be found here.
Context for UCF’s engagement
In 2005, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ called on its members and ministries to use economic leverage to promote peace in the Middle East. Since that Synod, United Church Funds has worked actively within the UCC and with an ecumenical task force — comprising at least 20 different denominations, communions and Roman Catholic orders — to achieve the goals reflected in the Synod resolution.