Jennifer Bing, AFSC Chicago staff, passes along this good news from Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine. Chicago AFSC Middle East program staff and fellows provided resources and support on this effort over the past year.
"At approximately 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the Student Senate of Loyola University Chicago, the largest Jesuit University in the nation, voted to divest from the Israeli Occupation with a vote of 26-0-2.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has received a great deal of attention recently, but what is it really about? What do those who support BDS hope to accomplish and who leads the BDS movement? What are some examples of BDS campaigns? This resources answers these and other questions about the growing and dynamic BDS movement.
"Calling forth the goodness" is a podcast series that features the voices and communities that work together to create change.
This episode, "Seeds of an Occupation," tells the story of how the AFSC is partnering with students, interfaith coalitions, and community groups to end the Israeli occupation in Palestine through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Listen and hear the voices of community members all around the country working together for change.
Join an interfaith group of people of conscience calling on all consumers and stores to stop buying and selling SodaStream products, which are manufactured within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory.
No one would say it’s easy to question beliefs you have held your whole life.
For Daniel Kaplan, an American Jew who organizes college students in a national campaign to pressure divestment from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine, answering these questions honestly meant reconciling a deep sense of justice with an equally deep sense of himself.
Daniel grew up in a liberal Jewish community in the Chicago area that taught him that Jews’ struggles with persecution compel them to stand up for others who are oppressed and persecuted.
Hold Those Who Profit From Occupation Accountable
The last week of violence, bombings, and death in Gaza, make clear that we must redouble our existing efforts to organize effective campaigns against those who profit from and are responsible for enabling Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine.
This may seem like a lot to ask of the tasty concoction of garbanzo beans, tahini, and garlic, but to several Earlham College students dedicated to promoting peace and justice for the people of Palestine and Israel, hummus is the perfect place to start.
The hummus served at Earlham, a Quaker college in Richmond, Ind., is made by Sabra. Sabra’s parent company, Strauss Group LTD, provides support for the Israeli military’s enforcement of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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