Dear Friend,

One of the challenges of Covid-19 for an organization like Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) has been the cancellation of our in-person events. Not only do events like our annual advocacy summit or Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) tours give us the opportunity to gather and support each other in the work for peace and justice, they are also our primary form of fundraising and the money we raise at these events allows us to continue this work.

That is why we have developed CMEP Journeys: Educate. Elevate. Advocate. Participate., our event series over the first half of 2021 designed to allow us to connect with you during this time of social distancing and offer you exciting ways to work and learn with us.

Below, learn about a few of our upcoming events, as well as some of the other things CMEP has been up to in the last month.


Action Alert: Tell Biden Admin to Release UNRWA Funding

As the President of the United States, Joe Biden can release the funding for UNRWA and bilateral assistance to the West Bank and Gaza at his own discretion, as it has already been appropriated by Congress. It is imperative that he hears the support of the American people for the restoration of funding to UNRWA, among many other humanitarian assistance organizations and programs, all of which provide vital aid and relief to Palestinians.


Lent Devotions

Devotions written on the theme of “Beacons of Hope: Journeying in Faith for Peace and Justice in the Middle East” are CMEP’s encouragement to you during the season of Lent. This year our devotions are written by CMEP’s Ambassador Warren Clark Fellow Kevin Vollrath.


CMEP in the News

Welcoming the millions of “other” Christians around the world as they prepare for Great Lent, Kevin Vollrath, Read the Spirit, February 28, 2021

Reps. DeFazio, Khanna, Dingell Urge Transparency from Biden Administration Regarding Involvement in Yemen War as U.S. Ends Support for ‘Offensive’ Engagement, Office of U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio, February 25, 2021

Evangelical Leaders Condemn ‘Radicalized Christian Nationalism’, Sarah McCammon, NPR, February 24, 2021

More Than 100 Evangelical Leaders Have Signed a Statement Condemning Christian Nationalism, Relevant Magazine, February 24, 2021

[Video] AAC Lenten Meditation Series 9: Rev Dr. Mae Cannon, Al Amana Centre, February 20, 2021

Holy Land, Holy People: Pursuing a just peace in the Middle East, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Embrace the Middle East, February 2020

[Video] Ash Wednesday National Prayer Service Turning from White Nationalism towards a More Faithful Witness, Vote Common Good, February 17, 2021

Ongoing home demolitions in the West Bank don’t stop for pandemic, Kevin Vollrath, Do Justice, February 12, 2021

OPW advocates for United States to restore humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees, Darla Carter, Presbyterian News Service, February 9, 2021

Finding Shalom in modern America, Mary Bruggeman, The Falcon, February 6, 2021

[Video] OEIX Diversity Lecture: Justice and Shalom, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Rev. Randy Woodley, Seattle Pacific University, February 4, 2021

[Video] Israel and the American Evangelical Movement, Arianna Skibel, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, and Greg Khalil, J Street, February 3, 2021


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