Churches support right to use economic measures

In a letter sent today to Congress, MCC U.S., Mennonite Church USA and 10 other U.S. Christian denominations and agencies affirmed “our strong support for the right to make decisions about the stewardship of our financial resources.” The letter continues:

We are heartened by the introduction of H.Res. 496 (“Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution”), and urge you to support its passage.  It is fully consistent with our faith values and church policies and, we believe, with our Constitutional rights, to use our economic leverage in support of peace and justice any- and everywhere, including in the context of Israel/Palestine.

Read the full letter.

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