"Resolution: Divestment from Companies Selling Products Used as Weapons in Israel and Palestine," from Fremont (Calif.) Fellowship in Christ and Pacific Southwest District, asking BBT to "divest itself from ownership of Caterpillar Corporation and any other company that sells products that are used routinely as weapons of destruction or death in Israel and Palestine." The query cites scripture and Brethren tradition in asking for exploration of reinvesting funds in companies "doing business that enhances the quality of life for both Israelis and Palestinians," and consideration of divestment because, "Caterpillar corporation...sells to Israel bulldozers that are used to destroy Palestinian homes, farms, ancient olive groves, roads, and water and sewer pipes and that have killed several persons.... These Caterpillar D9 bulldozers are made according to military specifications and are sold to Israel under the US Foreign Military Sales Program."More background on BBT's relationship with Caterpillar can be found in this earlier post.
Pray that the delegates wiuponall uopn BBT to fulfill it's mandate to avoid investment in military operations.
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