FOR is co-sponsoring with Interfaith Peace-Builders a delegation to Israel-Palestine to show solidarity with those who suffer and those who work for peace with justice, learn, and seed our advocacy upon return.
In June of 2014, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) took an historic vote to divest itself of its stock in three companies – Motorola Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and Caterpillar, Inc. The struggle to win this vote created remarkable partnerships between Christians and Jews who have broken the old rules of engagement that defined Jewish-Christian dialogue, rules tacitly specifying that the topic of the conflict in Israel and Palestine must be off the table.
Seema Luthra's analysis of arms sales and military spending by the U.S. in the greater Middle East sheds light on the most militarized region in the world, with most arms sales heading there. In fact, the U.S. has delivered more weapons to this region than any other region in the world.