Divestment

UCF discusses approaches to Mideast peace with Catholic News Service

March 14, 2016

In a recent article published by the Catholic News Service, Katie McCloskey outlines some of the long-term strategies UCF has used to pressure companies to cease operating in — and profiting from — Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

 

MidEast Peace resolution passes at Synod

June 30, 2015

A resolution calling for all members of the UCC to support non-violent activism in the Israeli-occupied territories of Palestine passed at the 30th General Synod in Cleveland today.

 

Clarifying the fossil fuels resolution

September 2, 2013

You’ve no doubt seen the media attention given to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod vote on July 1 to support a resolution titled Urging Divestment – Along with Other Strategies – from Fossil Fuel Companies. Many media outlets … Continue »

 

Tim Smith speaks on climate change

June 28, 2013

GENERAL SYNOD, Long Beach CA — Tim Smith, Director of ESG Engagement at Walden Asset Management and former director of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, speaks at an educational session on climate change on the first day of Synod. … Continue »

 

Promoting Mideast peace

May 28, 2013

  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 … Continue »

 

Economic leverage

May 28, 2013

While the phrase “economic leverage” tends to be used relative to action oriented around a particular industry or issue, shareholders like United Church Funds use the economic leverage of their stock ownership every time they engage a corporation in a … Continue »

 
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