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April 2018

J Street’s 10th Anniversary National Conference: A Voice for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20008 United States
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Coinciding with J Street’s 10th anniversary, the J Street National Conference will be a vital opportunity to speak out for the kind of Israel and the kind of American politics we need to see. Gathering in Washington, DC, we’ll showcase the weight that we’re mobilizing behind the fight for democracy, tolerance and diplomacy-first policies that advance a better future. Join CMEP's Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, on Monday, April 16, as she participates in a panel conversation. Learn…

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Regional Event: Community Christian Church Justice Film Series: Global Conflicts

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Naperville Yellow Box, 1635 Emerson Ln
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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Join CMEP's Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, and Community Christian Church at a panel discussing Encounter Point, a documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded…

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Regional Event: Christian Peacemaker Teams

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 N. Carolina Avenue SE
Washington DC, DC 20003 United States
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Kyle Cristofalo, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations for Churches for Middle East Peace, will host a meeting with representatives of Christian Peacemaker Teams who have spent significant time in Israel, Palestine, and Iraqi Kurdistan. This event will be held at Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 N. Carolina Avenue SE, Washington DC, 20003, on April 19th, 1:30-3:00 pm. Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) works to transform war and occupation in communities around the globe through the non- violent power…

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May 2018

Prayer Vigil for Peace in Israel and Palestine

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest
Washington DC, 20001 United States
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Please join us for a prayer vigil for peace in Israel and Palestine on Tuesday May 15th in Lafayette Square near the White House along Pennsylvania Ave. On May 14th, the Trump Administration will formally move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision poses a major setback to the goal of a shared Jerusalem, but acknowledging the importance of Jerusalem to Israelis while neglecting the Palestinian history of the city. May 14th also coincides with the…

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Regional Event: UN Forum on the Question of Palestine

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
United Nations Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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To mark the upcoming anniversary of the 1948 War and the Nakba, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the two-day United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine “70 Years after 1948 – Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable Peace” at the UN Headquarters in New York. Join our Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, as she leads the second session of the Forum, on the afternoon of May 17. The panel…

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Christ at the Checkpoint 5: Jesus Christ at the Center

May 28 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm UTC+2
Orient Palace Hotel, Beit Jala St.
Bethlehem, Israel
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Join our Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, at this event that gathers a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find…

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May 2018 Webinar: “What’s Next for Palestine Refugees and UNRWA?”

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

In January of this year, the United States decided to drastically cut funding for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Palestine refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan depend on URWA to provide for basic human needs programs, including education.  The decision by the Trump Administration to cut funding to UNRWA will leave five million refugees struggling to survive. Join us on May 30 to hear Elizabeth Campbell: Director of UNRWA’s Representative Office…

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June 2018

Advocacy Summit: And Still We Rise

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - June 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE
Washington, D.C., DC 20003 United States
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And Still We Rise: Transforming U.S. Policy Toward a Just Middle East seeks to elevate the voices, contributions, and leadership of women peacemakers. Despite the growing recognition of the need for programs that empower and equip women, and the fact that women make up the majority of students in Middle East universities, women’s voices are still too often underrepresented. Learn More

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Pilgrimage to Peace: Seattle

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Join delegates from our Washington D.C. Advocacy Summit, And Still We Rise, and a representative from CMEP as we host a conversation with these peacebuilders in your city. As the culminating event for our June Advocacy Summit, CMEP will be sending out groups of 2-3 speakers to various cities in the United States to speak to churches, universities, and other groups on peacebuilding and constructive conflict in Israel, Palestine, and the broader Middle East. The speakers will be primarily women peacebuilders…

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Pilgrimage to Peace: D.C. & Virginia

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Join delegates from our Washington D.C. Advocacy Summit, And Still We Rise, and a representative from CMEP as we host a conversation with these peacebuilders in your city. As the culminating event for our June Advocacy Summit, CMEP will be sending out groups of 2-3 speakers to various cities in the United States to speak to churches, universities, and other groups on peacebuilding and constructive conflict in Israel, Palestine, and the broader Middle East. The speakers will be primarily women peacebuilders…

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