Through events, resources, & trips to the region, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) provides opportunities to learn about the Middle East and a holistic approach to advocating for peace.

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Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) serves to elevate diverse voices who are advocating for equality, security, & human rights for all people in the Middle East.

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You & your church can be advocates for just U.S. policies toward the Middle East by contacting your members of Congress; participating in Hill & Government meetings; & attending Advocacy Summits.

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  • Public Statement | CMEP Condemns Ongoing Military Raids in Jenin and Calls on the US Government to Take Action

    CMEP condemns the attack on Jenin that started yesterday and has killed at least 10 Palestinians and wounded 100, including civilians. The year 2023 has already become the deadliest year for West Bank Palestinians since 2005. We call on the US government to take diplomatic actions to prevent further escalations and loss of life.

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  • Travel with CMEP

    Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) partners with MEJDI tours to offer custom group travel to Israel, Palestine, and other destinations in the Middle East. Trips to the region offer pilgrimages and advocacy-oriented travel. While traveling in the Holy Land, trips provide the chance to hear multi-narrative perspectives through the use of two local guides, one Israeli and one Palestinian. They offer various perspectives on the history and current realities of the land.

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  • Take Action

    There are currently two live Action Alerts you can sign to advocate for Palestinian people:

    1. Contact Your Representative Now: HR 3477 The Justice for Shireen Act July 2023. Sign to ask for accountability for the killing of the Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh.

    2. Contact Your Representative Now: HR 3103 The Palestinian Children and Families Act. Congress must ensure U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to violate Palestinian human rights and further annex Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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  • CMEP Film Screening: Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Join Churches for Middle East Peace and Just Vision on September 21 for a virtual screening of the film Boycott, with a discussion to follow. Boycott traces the impact of state legislation designed to penalize individuals and companies that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record.

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  • And Still We Rise

    November 15 – 17, 2024 in Jericho: This event, a part of our And Still We Rise (ASWR) initiative, is open to Christians from the Middle East, the United States, and the international community. Participants are invited to come together for this summit elevating the voices of women committed to pursuing peace.  This three-day event includes portions open to women only as well as portions open to everyone. In addition, there will be several tours traveling to the region that will include the summit as a part of their itinerary. If you are interested in leading a group tour to the Holy Land in November 2024, please reach out to Registration and more details will be available at a later date.

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  • Meet Assyrian Christians with the Assyrian Aid Society

    Learn about the Indigenous Assyrians and one of the earliest Christians from Mesopotamia from our friends at the Assyrian Aid Society. CMEP’s Senior Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Kyle Cristofalo, will be joined by Karmella Borashan, Outreach Director at the Assyrian Aid Society of America, and Younan Markhail, Head of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq. Hear about the Assyrians’ struggle for survival and the people working to elevate the voices of the Christians still living in the region by joining us via Zoom on October 26th, at 1-2pm Eastern (9-10am Pacific) for this hour-long informative webinar.

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  • CMEP’s Annual Report

    Celebrate with Churches for Middle East Peace all that we accomplished this past year by reviewing our 2022 Annual Report. In this report, we highlight our work to educate, elevate, and advocate in pursuit of our vision to actively promote a comprehensive resolution to conflicts in the Middle East with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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  • CMEP Bulletin: Biden Admin Reverses Trump Policy that Allowed Funding to Research in Israeli Settlements

    Every week we compile a bulletin of must-read news articles about what’s happening in the Middle East. Read this week’s bulletin here.

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