Resolution 17-211 on boycotts, divestment and sanctions


New Hampshire
Rhode Island

The 2017 New England Annual Conference passed RS-17-211, Protecting the Right to Peacefully Address Injustice through Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions. The resolution states in part:

“The New England Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church opposes any state or federal legislation that seeks to restrict the right to address injustice through boycotts, divestment, or sanctions, and joins the Rabbinical Council of Jewish Voice for Peace in calling on our elected officials ‘to resist efforts to stifle the movement toward justice for Palestinians through the current wave of ‘anti-BDS’ legislation.’”

See the full text of RS-17-211 here

This resolution further called on the Conference Secretary to write letters to state and federal elected officials sharing these concerns and the text of the resolution. At right are links to the letters written to officials in each of the six New England states.

There is also a sample letter individuals are invited to use to write their representatives on this matter.