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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    UNY Task Force for Palestine-Israel

    The spiritual journey (as a United Methodist Task Force) began about 25 years ago. Bishop Stith had encouraged trips to the Holy Land. After many tours of the holy sites, there was a growing concern that we meet the “Living Stones:” Palestinians and Israelis who are living the story of reconciliation today. In 1989, a journey for “deeper understanding” was taken, at which point a group was organized to work on urgent human needs and issues of fundamental justice in the Holy Land today. The North Central NY Task Force was formed for the purpose of educating and advocating for peace and justice in Palestine-Israel. In 2014, a few years into the life of the “Upper New York Annual Conference,” the Task Force was recognized as an arm of the new body’s “Social Holiness” witness and outreach.

    Click here to learn more about the UNY Task Force for Palestine-Israel. 


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."