As autumn continues, keep your eye on this email each month for exciting opportunities to partner with CMEP through events, advocacy opportunities, and more. We are committed to ending the year strong and are eager for ways to grow in our partnership with you!


November 2020


What's Happening | Upcoming & Recent

Webinar: Where Do We Go From Here: How do the election results impact the future of peace in Israel and Palestine?

CMEP is excited to co-host an upcoming webinar to discuss the impact of the post-U.S. election result on the future for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Regardless of the election results, we know the work to support U.S. policies rooted in equality and justice for all in Israel/Palestine will continue. Join leading experts on U.S. policy on Israel-Palestine just a week after the election to hear more about how the results will impact the prospects for a just and lasting peace in Israel/Palestine. Tuesday, November 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST.


CMEP1835 Young Adult Summit, Intersections of Faith and Advocacy: A Focus on Peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine:

CMEP1835 will host a half-day webinar for young adults on 
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST.

Speakers will include:
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Churches for Middle East Peace
Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, Bethlehem Bible College
Carla Montilla Jaimes, Morghan Cyr, and Josh Curtis, J Street

CMEP1835 engages young adults ages 18 to 35 in advocacy, justice, and peacebuilding in the Middle East. You can learn more and sign up for our monthly update HERE

Advent Devotions from CMEP: 

We will be releasing our Advent series of devotions beginning on Sunday, November 29. Our Advent theme for 2020 is "In It Together" and we asked representatives from our Board communions and organizations to share their reflections on this theme and their liturgical traditions. Be sure to follow our Prayers for Peace (P4P) blog as these are released each Sunday of Advent!

CMEP Executive Director Publishes an Op-Ed:

On October 13, 2020, CMEP's Executive Director, Mae Cannon, published an Op-Ed in The Forward called 'Why the UAE deal is not peacemaking..." stating, "Israel has in these deals an incredible opportunity of building economic and diplomatic ties with other Arab nations. May this be done in a way that does not further subjugate Palestinians and truly makes for peace."

Save the Date: Voices from the Holy Land Panel Discussion:

In partnership with Voices from the Holy Land, CMEP will sponsor a panel discussion on Sunday, December 14, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST of the short films Detaining Dreams and Obaida. These films document the experiences of Palestinian children detained in Israel’s military court system. An official Zoom event invitation, including registration information and links where the films can be prescreened, will follow.

Public Statement: Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Affirms Pope Francis’ call for peace in the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti:

On October 4th, 2020, the Holy See Press Office published Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical which he entitled Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship. The encyclical, which is addressed to “all Christians and people of good will,” bears teachings that are relevant to the work of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). We are grateful for the leadership of His Holiness Pope Francis and affirm the words of his encyclical as he calls for us to work towards justice and peace.

Consider making a year end gift to CMEP!

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