February 2023

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


In-Person Advocacy Summit

Register Now! Join Churches for Middle East Peace for our first in person Advocacy Summit since 2019. On April 20 we will hear from keynote speakers and panelists from Israel/Palestine and the U.S. including Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, and Rev. Dr. Jack Sara. Participants will have the opportunity to take the stories they have heard and advocate on behalf of human rights in Israel and Palestine with their Congressional offices on Friday, April 21. We hope you will consider joining us for fellowship, learning, and the chance to raise your voice on Capitol Hill this April. 


Documentary and Discussion

On Sunday February 12, join Churches for Middle East Peace for an online discussion about the documentary “’Til Kingdom Come” at 3:00pm Eastern / noon Pacific. Learn about the political alliance between US Evangelical pastors and the state of Israel. Watch the film for free at your convenience; then join the Q&A Discussion on February 12 with an expert panel. 


Join Us in Houston

Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and Fuller Seminary Houston on Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 for a talk from three esteemed Palestinian Christian leaders from Bethlehem-- Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, and Jack Sara. Their talk will explore how Palestinian Christian theology engages with biblical notions of the Land and its inhabitants. Refreshments will be provided.  


Faith Leaders Gathering in Dallas

Faith leaders of the Dallas/Fort Worth area are invited to join Faith Commons and Churches for Middle East Peace for a February 17, 2023 luncheon and conversation about the importance of Interfaith Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine. We will hear a short message from three esteemed Palestinian Christian leaders from Bethlehem-- Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, and Jack Sara. The luncheon will include opportunities for networking and discussion about hurdles and best practices for interfaith coalition building towards justice and peace in Palestine and Israel. Cost: Suggested donation of $15 per person 

Lent 2023 Devotional Series
The theme for this year's Lent Devotional Series will be "Lent 2023: Realizing God's Perfect Peace". You can find our past devotionals on our site, or sign up to recieve this year's series in your inbox.

Limited time opportunity to support CMEP while you shop!

Have you heard? The Amazon Smile program is ending at the end of February. Please click here and select Churches for Middle East Peace. Using this link you can support CMEP’s peacebuilding work and there are NO additional costs to you. OR you can help us fulfill our Amazon Wishlist for some of our basic office supplies, event materials, and tech needs.


CMEP in the News:

US Church Leaders Condemn Escalating Violence in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, January 29, 2023.
The Fearless Pursuit of Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh, Sojourners, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, February-March, 2023. 

Public Statements:

January 28, 2023: Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Condemns Escalating Violence in Jerusalem and West Bank and calls on US Government to Engage CMEP condemns the violence and attacks being reported over the last two days in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). We grieve the loss of both Israeli and Palestinian lives and call on the US government to do everything possible to bring an end to the violence.


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Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 311
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
(202) 543-1222  info@cmep.org

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