January 2021

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

Podcast with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon: 

CMEP’s Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, talks peace and politics in the Middle East with Alexis Busetti on the “That Makes Total Sense” podcast. The conversation around the topic is nuanced and complex, still Mae and CMEP challenge and encourage Christians to believe that “…Justice can prevail. Peace is possible.”

Film Screening:

On December 7th, Churches for Middle East Peace hosted a screening of a short film about the life, ministry, and advocacy of His Beatitude Michel Sabbah followed by remarks from His Beatitude as well as a Question and Answer time with him. His Beatitude Michel Sabbah served as the Archbishop and Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem from 1987 to 2008, the first non-Italian to do so in over five centuries, and is an outspoken defender of Palestinian rights. Moderating the post-film discussion is Kevin Clarke, Senior Editor for America Magazine.

Watch the film here:
And then listen in on CMEP's discussion here: https://youtu.be/V5BNbml3Gd0  


Advent Series 2021:

Did you see our Advent Devotional Series for 2021? Since October 1962, the song Do you hear what I hear? has sold millions of copies and been recorded by dozens of artists. For Christmas and for those who celebrate Advent, we at Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) reflected on the words of the song as we prepared to celebrate the coming of Christ Jesus at Christmas.

Catch up on the Advent Devotional series at the link below. Please check back for our upcoming Lent Devotional Series or see our other Spiritual Resources here.

CMEP in the News:

Jerusalem church leaders: ‘Radical’ Israeli groups driving Christians from Holy Land, The Times of Israel, December 19, 2021.

Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism: Contemporary Issues in Global Perspective, Religions, Bradley Nassif & Tim Grass, Eds., December, 2021.

This Christmas, praying for a shared Jerusalem, The Christian Citizen, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Jennifer Maidrand, December 17, 2021.

Settlements Remain Detrimental to Peace, Do Justice, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, December 17, 2021. 

Church leaders warn against threat to Christian presence in Holy Land, Vatican News, December 15, 2021.

Church leaders worldwide protest at growing threat to Christian presence in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, December 14, 2021.

National Faith Leaders Call on President Biden to Lift Sanctions, Ensure COVID Vaccine Access, Friends Committee on National Legislation, December 10, 2021. 

That Makes Total Sense with Alexis Busetti, episode 121, That Makes Total Sense podcast, December 7, 2021.

Civil Society and the Question of Palestine, UN NGO Action News, 25 November 2021.

Viewpoint: Religious freedom must be protected in Holy LandIndependent Catholic News, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Sir Jeff Abood, November 11, 2021.

Beyond Hashtag Activism with Mae Elise Cannon, Practicing Gospel, PGE 52, November 1, 2021. 

CMEP Annual Report, 2021: 
Did you see our Annual Report for 2021? Celebrate with Churches for Middle East Peace all that we accomplished this past year by reviewing our 2021 Annual Report. In this report we highlight our work to educate, elevate, and advocate in pursuit of our vision to actively promote a comprehensive resolution to conflicts in the Middle East with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. 

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