Money, morals and Israel: An exchange

The Presbyterian case for divesting from Israel
This statement is the first part of a four-part exchange on the divestment policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The other three parts are:
Barbara Wheeler's response to Broyles
Ira Youdovin's response to Broyles
Broyles's reply to Wheeler and Youdovin


Churches have been practicing corporate divestment for a long time—long before the recent decision by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to consider divestment from certain companies doing business in Israel. The practice began with churches’ refusal to invest in companies whose profits derive from products like tobacco and alcohol or from activities like gambling.

 

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