Quakers will not profit from the occupation of Palestine

Quakers in Britain has today become the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.The decision, made by the church’s trustees in consultation with Meeting for Sufferings – the national representative body of Quakers – fits into a long Quaker history of pursuing ethical investments. It follows decisions not to invest funds in, among others, the fossil fuel industry, arms companies, Apartheid South Africa, and – going even further back – the transatlantic slave trade.
 
Paul Parker, recording clerk for Quakers in Britain, said: “Our long history of working for a just peace in Palestine and Israel has opened our eyes to the many injustices and violations of international law arising from the military occupation of Palestine by the Israeli government.
 
We believe strongly in the power of legitimate, nonviolent, democratic tools such as morally responsible investment to realize positive change in the world.
http://www.sabeel-kairos.org.uk/quakers-will-not-profit-from-the-occupation-of-palestine/