July 2019

We concluded June with our annual advocacy summit, Persistent Hope: 35 Years of CMEP, in Washington, D.C. where we heard from inspiring speakers, attendees had an opportunity to advocate with their Members of Congress, and we launched the long-form of our organizational profile video! We'd also like to thank everyone who donated to our 35 for 35 giving campaign. Every dollar given was matched, meaning we raised $70,000 for our 35th anniversary. We could not have done this without you! Thank you!

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Events | Upcoming & Recent

2019 Advocacy Summit: Persistent Hope: 35 Years of CMEP

We ended June with over 100 people joining us in D.C. for our annual advocacy summit. This year we celebrated 35 years of CMEP. The event included honoring CMEP's first Executive Director: Corinne Whitlatch and the work of the CMEP's second Executive Director: the late Ambassador Warren Clark. We introduced our current Ambassador Warren Clark Fellows (support this work by making a directed donation here); and we established an annual James Maxstadt Distinguished Volunteer Award in honor of James and all the volunteers that work for peace with CMEP. Our current executive director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, shared the many ways that CMEP is engaging with the work for peace in D.C., the Middle East, and many other locations throughout the United States.  

Save the Date: 2020 Advocacy Summit

Our June 2020 advocacy summit will take place in Washington, D.C. from June 21-23. Registration will open soon!

US & Middle Eastern Church Leaders Consultation

CMEP co-hosted a US and Middle Eastern Church Leaders Consultation on June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. As the U.S. Government prepares to host the economic workshop in Bahrain, the timing of this consultation could not be more critical. The consultation spent time discerning how we can use our collective voice as church leaders to encourage policies and actions that will help lead toward human rights and justice for all in Israel-Palestine. Read our Press Release

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35 for 35 Giving Campaign

In celebration of our 35th anniversary, CMEP set a goal of raising $35,000 in six weeks which several generous donors offered to match, dollar for dollar, by the end of our advocacy summit on June 25th. We are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our fundraising goal and did so a day early! Thanks to all of our fantastic supporters who helped us meet this important milestone.


Press Releases & Public Statements | Reactions to Recent Events

June 28, 2019: US & Palestinian Christians Meet; Affirm What Would Make Peace

June 24, 2019: CMEP: Kushner's Foreign Investment Plan Is No Substitute for Palestinian Freedom

June 12, 2019: Ecumenical Letter to Congressional Leadership on Ending U.S. Support for Civil War in Yemen

Members of Congress at CMEP's Reception

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) seeks inquisitive, independent, and enthusiastic interns interested in working for peace regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through supporting and equipping grassroots advocacy and education. Interns are essential to our work and receive mentoring and valuable experience through their internship. Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.


CMEP in the News | Mentions & Publications

Pilgrimage to Peace Tour

US Churches comment on Trump plan for Israel and Palestine Ekklesia, June 26, 2019

Kushner says economic plan is necessary pre-condition to peace
The Hilltop Monitor, June 26, 2019

Jared Kushner ignores Israeli occupation as he unveils Palestinian development plan
Cristina Maza, Newsweek, June 25, 2019

US Church campaign rejects Trump plan for Israel and Palestine Independent Catholic News, June 25, 2019

General Secretary Signs Letter on Yemen
Church of the Brethren Newsline, June 15, 2019

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: June 6, 2019
The Times of Israel, June 6, 2019

Denied and Deported: Love and marriage in the Palestinian territories
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Religion News Service, May 30, 2019

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Prayers for Peace | Stories from the Blog

As It Happened: Ongoing Stories of the Nakba, Sara Aurorae

My Holy Juxtaposition amidst 52 Years of Occupation

Reclaiming Our Voices Advocacy Summit

Join the CMEP Team!

CMEP is hiring a part-time bookkeeper. D.C. preferred, but open to remote workers. Find more information about this job and application instructions.

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