Under Pressure, Presbyterians Ease Mideast Divestment Policy

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c. 2006 Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Under intense pressure from church members and Jewish groups, the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Wednesday (June 21) modified its controversial position calling for “phased, selective divestment” in companies involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. While church leaders said divestment _ withdrawing church funds _ remains […]

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