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February 2021

Day of Action: Restore Aid to Palestine

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The first event in our CMEP Journeys programming is a Day of Action calling on the Biden Administration to restore US funding to UNRWA and bilateral assistance to humanitarian programs in the West Bank and Gaza. The Biden Administration has affirmed its plan to reinstate this aid, but we need to raise our voices now to ensure they move beyond words and take swift action to reinstate this critical aid. We aim to get the Biden Administration's attention with a…

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March 2021

“Sarah & Her Sisters” Discussion with Author Robert Stoddard

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book cover of Sarah and Her Sisters

As part of our CMEP Journeys programming, #CMEPReadTogether brings author Robert Stoddard to you to discuss his book Sarah and Her Sisters: American Missionary Pioneers in Arab Female Education, 1834-1937. Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and author Robert Stoddard to discuss "Sarah and Her Sisters" on March 3, 2021, at 2pm EST. This event will take place on Zoom and registration is required. When newly married Sarah Smith arrived in Beirut in 1834, she was appalled by the…

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Webinar: The Israeli Political System & Political Map

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CMEP and OneVoice for a discussion on the Israeli political system with an emphasis on the upcoming Israeli election. Israel will hold its fourth election in two years on March 23. The Israeli Political System & Political Map webinar covers the parliamentary and electoral system, the current make-up of political parties, what they each stand for, and how that takes shape on the ground. This program serves as a timely tool to better understand the Israeli political landscape, as…

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Cooking Class – Shakshuka

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take a culinary voyage of Middle Eastern food while also learning the history and personal stories behind the dish Shakshuka. We are partnering with MEJDI Tours for this event where you will cook along with both an Israeli and Palestinian as they make Shakshuka and talk about their connections with this dish. You'll receive a recipe card, spice mix, and a small gift in the mail. Get your groceries and then join us to cook live with two chefs for…

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Media Training with FCNL

March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join CMEP's Director of Communications and Tim McHugh from Friends Committee on National Legislation for a media training where you'll learn tips for getting your letter to the editor or oped published in your local paper. Do You Know How to Write a Letter to the Editor? An LTE amplifies your voice, moving others to act. They can reward a member of Congress or raise objections. Either way, officials take notice when mentioned in their local paper. Learn The Simple…

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April 2021

Webinar: And Still We Rise Women Peacemakers Webinar

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join CMEP on April 7, 2021 (16:00 IST | 9:00 EST) for a webinar featuring women peacemakers Israel/Palestine. Tamar Samash (Women Wage Peace) and Huda Abuarquob (the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)) will speak about their personal experiences engaging women in peacemaking. Facilitating this discussion will be Rebecca Blachly, Director of the Office of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church in the U.S.This event is also part of CMEP’s And Still We Rise (ASWR) movement. And Still We Rise…

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“Easter in Ramallah” Kid’s Book Club with Author Wafa Shami

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of our CMEP Journeys programming, #CMEPReadTogether brings author Wafa Shami to you and your family for a special children's book conversation on Zoom. Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and author Wafa Shami for a fun book discussion about "Easter in Ramallah" on April 8, 2021, at 7pm EST. This event will take place on Zoom and registration is required. A story about friendship and holiday traditions that have been shared among Palestinian Christian and Muslim families…

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Webinar: Peacemakers Working in Gaza

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join CMEP on April 28, 2021 (16:00 IST | 9:00 EST) for a webinar featuring local organizations working in Gaza. Beth Oppenheim, the Director of International Relations at Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, and Bassam Nasser, the Head of Office in Gaza for Catholic Relief Services, will speak about their work and experiences as humanitarian workers and human rights advocates dedicated to serving the people of Gaza. Facilitating this discussion will be Craig Swandby, a Senior Policy…

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May 2021

“Apeirogon” Book Discussion with Author Colum McCann

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As part of our CMEP Journeys programming, #CMEPReadTogether brings National Book Award–winning and bestselling author Colum McCann to you for a conversation on Zoom. From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. Colum McCann’s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon—named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides—is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin…

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June 2021

Book Conversation with Rashid Khalidi on “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine”

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Rashid Khalidi for a Zoom discussion of his new book The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 as part of CMEP Journeys Book Club. You do not need to have read the book to participate in this event. A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family…

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