“The statement was backed by the Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, Alliance of Baptists, American Friends Service Committee and dozens of other faith organisations.
‘We are alarmed by legislation recently passed in a number of states penalising participation in the nonviolent, grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights,’ the groups said, ‘and by similar legislation that is proposed in the US Congress.’
‘As faith leaders, we have long used the nonviolent instruments of boycott and divestment in our work for justice and peace.’“
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