June 2019

Our Director of Development launched our 35 for 35 giving campaign with the premiere of our first video. CMEP is 35 this year and we are thrilled to be celebrating our birthday next month at Persistent Hope: 35 Years of CMEP. The last 35 years of advocating for peace and justice would not have been possible without supporters and contributors like you. Please consider making a special donation that will be matched - dollar for dollar - today and then register to join us at our annual summit!

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Events | Upcoming & Recent

2019 Advocacy Summit: Persistent Hope: 35 Years of CMEP

In 2019, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) celebrates our 35th anniversary of encouraging US policies that actively promote a comprehensive resolution to conflicts in the Middle East. Join us June 23-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C., as we honor the occasion and look to the future.

CAMECT Meeting

CMEP's Executive Director joined Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together (CAMECT) at their semi-annual meeting in New York City this spring. Those present at the meeting included Archbishop Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and Most Rev. Gregory J. Mansour, Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn  and the chair of the board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a CMEP Member organization. 

CAMECT Meeting
35 for 35 Giving Campaign

We're at more than 35% of our goal for our 35 for 35 Giving Campaign! Help us reach our goal of $35,000! Your donation will further CMEP's advocacy for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine and the larger Middle East. Plus, during this time, every dollar you donate will be matched.


Press Releases & Public Statements | Reactions to Recent Events

May 2, 2019: CMEP Strongly Endorses Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living under Israeli Occupation Act”
On Wednesday, Rep. Betty McCollum introduced H.R. 2407, “The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living under Israeli Occupation Act.” Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) strongly endorses this legislation as a proactive step toward safeguarding the lives of vulnerable children caught in the middle of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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

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

26 Advocacy and Faith-Based Groups Supporting McCollum Legislation Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, May 17, 2019

Blessed are the Peacemakers, but what about the Troublemakers?, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Christian Citizen, May 14, 2019

26 Advocacy and Faith-Based Groups Supporting McCollum Legislation Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation, Office of Rep. Betty McCollum (MN), May 13, 2019


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Prayers for Peace | Stories from the Blog

My Holy Juxtaposition amidst 52 Years of Occupation

Corinne Whitlatch: A Vision for Peace and Justice, Jessica Hill

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: Bringing "A Heavy Dose of Hope", Cat Knarr

Reclaiming Our Voices Advocacy Summit

In Memorium: Leonard Harlan Rodgers

His foundational work of establishing ministries of development, advocacy, and justice in the Arab world included Youth for Christ (YFC), World Vision, and Venture International in the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe and Central Asia. He was also one of the principle leaders of Evangelicals for Midlde Eastern Understanding (EMEU).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hope Builders International. Mark your gift: Rodgers/MENA.

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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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