CMEP Events

Upcoming Events

Hope as a Response to a Volatile Middle East934
Join Middle East analyst Daniel Sherman & Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) for a conversation focused on the opportunities for movement towards peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the midst of a fragile regional context.
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017  6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave SE, Washington, D.C., 20003

885 50 Years Too Long: A CMEP Advocacy Event - A Pathway to Peace in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
When: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 6pm - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5pm
Location: Washington, D.C.
Early Bird Registration: $95 through April 30, 2017.                      
General Registration: $125 from May 1 to May 25. Registration ends May 25.
June 2017 marks the 50th year of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, an occupation which threatens the security of Israel and imposes harsh burdens on the Palestinian people. Hosted by Churches for Middle East Peace, “50 Years Too Long” is an advocacy summit for American Christians to gather, learn, and advocate for constructive ways to pursue a just and sustainable peace in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Click here for more info and to register.


Gaza: Searching for Light [03/28/2017]
In 2014 Gaza’s main power plant sustained severe damage as a result of the Gaza War. Three years later the power plant remains mostly inactive. Today, most Gazans live in the dark for as many as 21 hours every day. Join CMEP for a live stream event with two Gaza experts. Learn about the current realities of life in Gaza and where there might be opportunities for hope.

Hand on The Switch, A Conversation about Gaza with Gisha [03/09/2017]
Hear Tania Hary, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights organization Gisha, and Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, recently returned from Gaza, engage in a conversation on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Learn about the current realities of Palestinian life in Gaza where most Gazans live in the dark for as many as 21 hours every day.

Recent Events

Conversation with Israeli Peace Activist Sahar Vardi
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017  3-4:30 p.m. EDT
Where: 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, D.C., 20002
PCUSA Conference Room, Suite #410
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Hosted Sahar Vardi for a conversation about the Human Rights Defenders Club.

Reality Check: Almost 50 Years of Occupation
889 When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9-10 a.m.
Location: Washington, D.C
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) & Executive Director Hagai El-Ad of B’Tselem Engaged on a briefing on human rights concerns in the Palestinian territories after almost 50 years of occupation.

Disturbing the Peace    892
When: Monday, February 27,2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Washington, D.C.
CMEP has sponsored a DC viewing of the film “Disturbing the Peace.” The film follows former enemy combatants, Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters, who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough." Click here to find upcoming screenings and watch their transformational journeys from soldiers to nonviolent peace activists.