April 2022

Check out the latest opportunities and events from Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). 

Letter from CMEP's Executive Director:
We at Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) are deeply grieved by the news coming out of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Reports of stabbings, shootings, and other aggression have heightened fears and resulted in one of the most violent periods of militant attacks in recent history... The tragedy experienced by one people group does not negate the loss and tragedy experienced by another. As incidents of violence have escalated against Israelis, Palestinians living in the village of Al-Walaja outside of Bethlehem have been traumatized by the threat of displacement... Demolitions and displacement are only one of the concerns Palestinians experience living under a military occupation that has existed since 1967.
CMEP is Hiring!
CMEP is seeking to hire a part-time Development Coordinator to support the Development Portfolio of CMEP, including conducting funder research, contacting donors, administrative support for grants, maintaining our donor database, producing data reports, meeting project-based needs as they arise, and offering day-to-day administrative support.
We're also seeking applicants for the position of Mobilization Manager, Ambassador Warren Clark Fellow, and summer interns. Check out our website for more information on each of those.
Upcoming Webinar: Mystagogia: What Can We Do to Build a Better Future in Palestine and Israel?
May 19, 1 - 3 PM ET
A part of a series of webinars on Christians in the Holy Land with the Association of US Catholic Priests taking place during the pre-Pentecost Novena inviting the Holy Spirit, this webinar will feature some of the key ongoing challenges for peace and a just future in Israel-Palestine in East Jerusalem (demolitions, evictions, and confiscations) and the West Bank (challenges within Palestinian civil society). Each speaker will then address where transformation and glimmers of a “better future” have come from: What do you hope to see happen? Finally, what role can foreign actors play in resolving these aspects of the conflict?
Public Statements:
March 31, 2022: CMEP Calls on the Biden Administration to Oppose Palestinian Displacement in Al-Walaja
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) calls on the Biden Administration and Congress to support fair and equitable urban development opportunities for Palestinians and to ensure the displacement of Palestinians in Al-Walaja does not proceed.
March 25, 2022: Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Condemns the Murder of Four Israelis in Beersheba
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) condemns the murder of four Israelis in Beersheba by an Israeli citizen of Bedouin ethnicity, who had previously been affiliated with ISIS.
Lent 2022 Devotional Series: 
The theme for this year's Lent Devotional Series is " Lent 2022: Hope Grows: Seeds planted, future promise ". You can find all the other devotionals as they're released on our website or sign up to receive them in your email.
This year, we were pleased to ask members of our staff to share reflections on the theme of “Hope Grows: Seeds planted, future promise” throughout the season of Lent. CMEP is very thankful for those writers who contribute Spiritual Resources. However, CMEP does not necessarily agree with all the positions of our writers, and they do not speak on CMEP’s behalf.
CMEP in the News:

Eddy Alemán Signs Ecumenical Letter to Russian Orthodox Church Leader, Calls for End to War in Ukraine, Reformed Church in America, March 11, 2022.

Civil Society and the Question of Palestine - NGO Action News, ReliefWeb, March 10, 2022.

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Announces New Outreach Manager and Other Staff, The Arab Daily News, March 3, 2022.


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