Members of the Mennonite Church USA voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution condemning Israelâ€™s violations of Palestinian rights. (Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network)
Members of theÂ Mennonite Church USAÂ voted overwhelmingly to condemn Israelâ€™s military occupation and to support divestment from companies that profit from violations of Palestinian rights.
The Christian denomination has about 95,000 members in 875 congregations across the United States.
Everence, the denominationâ€™s asset manager, will be directed to screen its investment and dump holdings in companies that profit from Israelâ€™s occupation.
The Mennonites pointed to precedents when the church barred investing in companies that profit from military production and the alcohol industry.
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