Close X
  • Our Focus
  • Home
  • About
  • Ministries
  • Missions
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources
  • Our Focus



    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    news stories Tagged “Taskforce for Palestine Israel”

    What is the Doctrine of Discovery: an anti-Christian theology of “chosenness”

    April 17, 2023 / By UNY Taskforce for Palestine-Israel

    The Papal Bull "Inter Caetera," issued by Pope Alexander VI on May 4, 1493, played a central role in the Spanish conquest of the New World. The Bull stated that any land not inhabited by Christians was available to be "discovered," claimed, and exploited by Christian rulers and declared that "the Catholic faith and the Christian religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and spread, that the health of souls be cared …more

    My occupied life

    February 6, 2023 / By Heather Ann

    Editor's Note: On January 31, we published an article about the relationship that Dianne Roe, Upper New York Taskforce for Palestine-Israel member, developed with a Palestinian family Click here to read that article. Below, the mother of the family, an American, writes about her life in Al-Ezariya, Palestine.  My name is Heather Ann; I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I am 36 years old, and I graduated …more

    UNY Taskforce for Palestine-Israel update

    January 31, 2023 / By Dianne Roe, UNY Taskforce for Palestine-Israel

    Sabri and Heather Al Awawda hosted me (Corning First UMC member Dianne Roe) for five weeks in the fall of 2022 in their home in Al Eizariya( Bethany). I first met Shefa, Sabri’s Grandmother, in 1990 while on a Holy Land trip with Bishop Forrest Stith and laity and clergy from the NY West Area. Sabri became like a grandson to me after he moved here and married Heather, …more

    With more than 125,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 800 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."