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May 2018

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: North Carolina

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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: New York

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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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July 2018

Author Talk with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW
Washington D.C., Washington D.C. 20001
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Join Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), on July 18 for a dialogue about her latest book, A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land. This book will help you better understand the political, historical, religious, and geographical tensions that have led to the dynamics which disrupt peace today in Israel/Palestine. You will walk through a Biblical perspective of God’s heart for Israel and the historic suffering of the…

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Envisioning Peace/Salaam/Shalom between Israelis and Palestinians

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Unitarian Universalist Churhc, 4444 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22204 United States
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Join CMEP on Sunday July 22nd from 7:00-9:00 PM to imagine and speak about what peace in the holy land will look like, whether it be one state, two states, a federated state, or your own creative vision! CMEP will be co-hosting this interfaith event with The Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (NOVA—UUJME)Kol Ami, and the Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community. We will be meeting in the Activity Room…

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July 2018 Webinar: “Document Detention: Justice for Palestinian Children”

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Each year, approximately 500-700 Palestinian minors in the West Bank between the ages 12-17 are prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The widespread mistreatment of Palestinian youth within this system is well-documented: children are denied access to their parents or a lawyer and often sign confessions of guilt in Hebrew, a language they likely cannot understand. Join us for a LIVE webinar on July 30th to hear from Brad Parker and Farah Bayadsi from Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP)…

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