|Dutney's article is pro-BDS, folks!|
During a debate on the Middle East its national assembly, reports The Australian newspaper, the UCA has "opened the way for members to embrace" the BDS movement, its president, the anti-Israeli boycott, divestment and sanctions movement"
The Uniting Church in Australia has "opened the way for members to embrace the anti-Israeli boycott, divestment and sanctions movement", its president, Stuart McMillan saying that the church had "encouraged members to be informed and to consider personally boycotting" goods produced "within the occupied territories".
“At this particular time of great concern for peace in the Holy Land, indeed in the Middle East, we must all make every effort to build upon the good relations we have in Australia between people of faith, acknowledging we will see some things differently and act accordingly, but always with peace for the people of the region in mind.”
“At a time when Christians are beheaded, forcibly converted, expelled and persecuted in the Middle East and around the world, the Uniting Church in Australia has chosen to single out the only democracy in the region which provides a safe haven and freedom of worship for Christians.
This vote sends a very hurtful message to Australian Jews and foments an atmosphere of hostility."In other news, however ...