IM Issue 58 – May 2012

Presbyterians Consider Divesting From Companies doing Business With Israel

A major body within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted recently to recommend that the church vote to stop investing in three companies “until they have ceased profiting from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine.” The vote proposed by the General Assembly Mission Council on whether to continue investing in the corporations — Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard — will happen at the church’s General Assembly, a national meeting of church leaders that will take place in late June and early July in Pittsburgh. The assembly meets every two years.

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