Quaker support for BDS

Britain Yearly Meeting and a number of other Quaker bodies have approved minutes supporting various aspects of BDS. Many of these can be viewed at http://www.quakerpi.org, and several appear at http://www.bdsmovement.net/timeline .

In August of 2014, Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) approved the following minute (see http://www.quakerservice.ca/bds for background and more information):

Canadian Yearly Meeting approves the following as an addendum to the CYM policy statement on
advocacy for peace in Israel and Palestine (Minute 78 from CYM 2009):
1) We authorize Canadian Friends Service Committee, Ottawa Monthly Meeting, and well-informed
individual Friends to make information on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions available to Monthly
Meetings and individual Friends who request it and/or feel led to participate in some way.
2) We call upon the Canadian government to require that products made in the illegal settlements
be accurately labelled as such.
3) We encourage Canadian Friends, individually and corporately, to boycott products of illegal
Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including those wrongly labelled as
“made in Israel .”
We are reminded to pray for peace with justice between the people of Palestine and Israel to facilitate peace
in the Middle East and peace in the world.
Contact Mel Earley of Halifax Monthly Meeting for further suggestions on how we as individuals can assist
this work for peace and justice. Mel urges us to do more than what we have done by approving this minute.

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