Advocacy Conference - 2010

Church advocates and clergy from around the country gathered in Washington June 13-15 for fellowship, study, prayer, and advocacy on behalf of peace for Israelis and Palestinians.  "Pursuing Peace Together:  Working for Reconciliation in the Holy Land" was the theme of CMEP's 2010 Advocacy Conference that sought to build bi-partisan support in Congress for the President's efforts to achieve a two state solution as part of a comprehensive Middle East peace.

Psalm 34:14 and 1 Peter 3:11 “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” inspired this year’s conference theme. This Hebrew Bible and New Testament command to action is at the heart of what CMEP does to be proactive in promoting the right of people in the Holy Land to live in peace and security, free of fears of harassment, oppression, and violence.

The conference was a unique ecumenical gathering of 180 Christians from 18 denominations including Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions. All expressed their commitment to a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to ensure security, human rights, and religious freedom for all the people of the region.

2010 Advocacy Conference Report
View Short Video Excerpts from the 2010 Conference on CMEP TV