June 2015


Quaker Meetings and FriendsŐ organizations increasingly support economic action as a positive, nonviolent approach that may encourage Israel to end its occupation and repression of the Palestinian land and people.  Friends are responding to the Palestinian call for peace and freedom via a global BDS campaign.


Meetings support Divestment from companies helping to sustain the occupation.  They also Boycott products made in IsraelŐs illegal settlements.  Some choose to boycott all Israeli goods until Israel accurately labels products made in settlements. 


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US Friends Meetings and Organizations

that Support Divestment and/or Boycott:

AFSC                                                        D

Ann Arbor, MI                                          B, D

Berea, KY                                                 B

Blue River Quarterly (IL-MO)                 D

Celo, NC                                                   B

Charlottesville VA                                    D

Colorado Springs                                      D

Earlham Student/Alumni                          B, D

Holland, MI                                              B, D

Illinois Yearly (IL-MO-WI)                      D

Kendal Worship Group, NH                     B, D

Lake Erie Yearly (OH, MI, Western PA) B, D

Madison, WI                                              B, D

Monadnock, NH                                       B, D

Northwest Quarterly Meeting (NH-VT)   B, D

Richmond, VA                                           B, D

Sandy Spring, MD                                    D

St. Louis, MO                                           D

Swannanoa Valley, NC                             B

West Knoxville, TN                                  B

Note also Friends FiduciaryŐs dropping of

     HP, Caterpillar, and Veolia in 2013


Canadian Meetings:

Argenta, British Columbia                        B

Canadian Yearly Meeting                        B

Coldstream, Ontario                                 B

Edmonton, Alberta                                   B

Peterborough, Ontario                              B

Saanich Peninsula, British Columbia B   

Thousand Islands, Ontario                        B

Vancouver Island, British Columbia         B

Winnipeg, Manitoba                                 B

Yarmouth, Ontario                                   B


Overseas Meetings and Organizations:

Britain Meeting for Sufferings                        B

Devon Area UK                      B-all Israeli goods

NetherlandsYearly Meeting                              B

Norway Yearly Meeting                              B, D

QCEA (Quaker Council for European Affairs)B

Surrey/Hampshire Border Area, UK B-all goods

Swarthmoor UK                                 B-all goods

Thaxted Area UK B-all goods(individual Friends)