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US church delays divestment motion

A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with businesses tied to Israel.

The Mennonite Church USA was set to vote this week on whether they should sell off stock in companies “known to be profiting from the occupation,” and from “destruction of life and property” in the territories. A church spokeswoman said delegates at a national meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, voted 418-336 to delay the resolution until their next assembly two years from now. Twenty-eight delegates abstained.

The Mennonite Church USA has about 95,000 members and is one of about 40 U.S. Mennonite groups.

— AP

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