B019 Impact Investing for Palestine

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention
affirms impact investment as a necessary means to create a sound economy and a sustainable
infrastructure in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip because without these measures there can and will be no viable Palestinian state and no enduring peace; and be it further
Resolved, That impact investing as a strategy for a just and sustained peace in Israel and
Palestine is faithful to The Episcopal Church’s preference for a policy of engagement with both
parties, rather than punitive methods towards one or the other; and be it further
Resolved, That, as a component of this Church’s support for impact investing in the Palestinian
territories, the General Convention directs the Economic Justice Loan Committee to consider an investment of at least $500,000 to strengthen the economic infrastructure of the Palestinian
territories.


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