In this Christmas season, we hold fast to the hope that is in Christ Jesus, who struggled against the systems of the world around him, and who was persecuted for that struggle. We shine our light in this time as a light of faith, hope, and justice—all of which cannot be overcome by temporal or worldly powers. The birth of Jesus the Christ, the Prince of Peace, God with us, gives us the confidence to remain steadfast in our anticipation of a day when justice is abundant for all people, and peace prevails.
From all of us at CMEP, may the peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you this holiest of seasons, and may your celebrations of the birth of the Prince of Peace bring you hope, and sustain you in your efforts to promote justice and peace. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon
Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)