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Church of England reviews stake in Israeli rail
The Jewish Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2010 | Simon Rocker

Posted on 07/08/2010 9:19:43 AM PDT by Willie Green

The Church of England is reviewing its investment in a company building Jerusalem's light railway amid concern that the tramline "will help to cement Israel's hold on occupied east Jerusalem".

But the Church has stopped short of endorsing a campaign urged by Palestinian churches to boycott "everything produced" by Israel's West Bank occupation.

The boycott call was made in a document known as 'Kairos Palestine', issued by Palestinian Christians last December. It denounces "Israeli occupation of Palestinian land" as "a sin against God and humanity".

Last week, the Methodist Church voted to circulate the document among its members, taking up the call for boycotting settlement goods. But the Church of England's missionary and public affairs committee, in a recently published response to Kairos Palestine, said that the Church's criteria for backing a divestment campaign had not been met.

However, the committee revealed that the Church of England's ethical investments advisory group (EIAG) was investigating the Jerusalem Light Rail project. According to an Anglican spokesman, the Church has a "modest stake" in the main contractor, Veolia, a France-based company.

The missionary and public affairs committee reported "concern in some quarters that once built, the rail system will help to cement Israel's hold on occupied east Jerusalem and tie the settlements even more firmly into the state of Israel".

It said the EIAG wanted to know "the tram operator will ensure access to the tram that does not discriminate between Palestinians and Israelis, and abide by any ruling on the legality of the project in an international law".

The committee also described the Kairos document as "an important and fresh theological resource", which should be studied by Church groups with "care and prayerful attention".


TOPICS: Current Events; Judaism; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: anglican; antisemitism; bibleprophecy; churchofengland; coe; divestment; eappi; eiag; fallingaway; israel; jerusalemlightrail; lightrail; prophecy

1 posted on 07/08/2010 9:19:45 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
No good Christian should support in any way the Anglican, Episcopalian, Presbyterian or Methodist mainstream churches.

They have become morally bankrupt, socially corrupt aberrations.

2 posted on 07/08/2010 9:25:21 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Willie Green

Have the English learnt nothing...

remember General Allenby...

his actions helped bring a curse upon England...

and the sun began to set....


3 posted on 07/08/2010 9:26:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Willie Green

Bless Israel and you will be blessed. condemn Israel and you will be condemned. Surely the church of England knows this!


4 posted on 07/08/2010 9:30:56 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Willie Green

In other news, the Church has sent missionaries to the cannibals to give them a taste of religion.


5 posted on 07/08/2010 9:31:34 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Willie Green

(regarding the content of the article, not the poster)

“Israel’s hold on occupied east Jerusalem”

They speak like typical replacement theologians.

Best of luck driving God’s people out of their land. /sarc

Let me know how that works out for you guys. /double sarc

Zechariah 12:1-3, Zechariah 14:1-5


6 posted on 07/08/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Willie Green

The Archbishop should read the Bible and see who the Promised Land was promised to.


7 posted on 07/08/2010 9:42:40 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: F15Eagle

“Replacement theology”

HA HA HA. You think eschatology is the issue? These churches are run by leftists, plain and simple.


8 posted on 07/08/2010 11:52:58 AM PDT by Augustinian monk ("Too many freaks and not enough circus tents")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
The Church of England is reviewing its investment in a company building Jerusalem's light railway amid concern that the tramline "will help to cement Israel's hold on occupied east Jerusalem".

9 posted on 07/08/2010 12:04:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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