24 August 2005

Splinter Group Follows Christ's Example

Some wacky churches are taking control of their dollar votes and choosing not to invest in companies that support violence from Israel directed towards Palestinians. The story is reported in, of all places, the Arabic News.

The church groups are first meeting with the companies to express their concerns and hope for changes.

One woman elder expressed her motivations:

Gamblin said she realizes that some people think the action is anti-Semitic, but added: "I respectfully disagree. It is about our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is about hurting people in the land that we call holy."

"Christ has always called us to speak and act on behalf of the powerless and the oppressed," Gamblin said, reading from a prepared statement. "We must take action."

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