CMEP in the News


Richard and Terri Markos: Protect children on West Bank, Richard and Terri Markos, La Crosse Tribune, July 14, 2019

US and Palestinian Christians discuss peace in Middle East, The World News, July 13, 2019

US and Palestinian Christians discuss peace in Middle East, Independent Catholic News, July 11, 2019

Faith leaders issue emphatic ‘no’ to war with Iran, Jim Wallis, Sojourners, July 8, 2019

La Crescent pastor advocates for peace in the Middle East, Emily Pyrek, Winona Daily News, July 5, 2019

US consultation on Middle East reaffirms “persistent hope” for peace, WCC News, World Council of Churches, July 2, 2019

American and Palestinian Christians agree on what would bring peace, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, July 2, 2019

La Crescent pastor advocates for peace in the Middle East, Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune, June 30, 2019

US Churches comment on Trump plan for Israel and Palestine, Ekklesia, June 26, 2019

Kushner says economic plan is necessary pre-condition to peace, The Hilltop Monitor, June 26, 2019

Jared Kushner ignores Israeli occupation as he unveils Palestinian development plan, Cristina Maza, Newsweek, June 25, 2019

US Church campaign rejects Trump plan for Israel and Palestine, Independent Catholic News, June 25, 2019

General Secretary Signs Letter on Yemen, Church of the Brethren Newsline, June 15, 2019

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: June 6, 2019, The Times of Israel, June 6, 2019

Denied and Deported: Love and marriage in the Palestinian territories, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Religion News Service, May 30, 2019

26 Advocacy and Faith-Based Groups Supporting McCollum Legislation Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, May 17, 2019

Blessed are the Peacemakers, but what about the Troublemakers?, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Christian Citizen, May 14, 2019

26 Advocacy and Faith-Based Groups Supporting McCollum Legislation Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation, Office of Rep. Betty McCollum (MN), May 13, 2019

Sami Awad & Jessica Montell on Peace in the Holy Land, The Luxcast, Apple Podcasts, April 22, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Ravaged by Fire, Yonat Shimron and Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service, April 15, 2019

Global Fragility – Faith in the Public Square, Water Ayres, Timesunion, April 12, 2019

Israelis Have Some Serious Decisions to Make, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Middle East Monitor, April 3, 2019

Video: Celebrating, and Demanding, the Freedom of Movement at the 2019 Palestine Marathon, Ahmad Al-Bazz and Nourhan Masri, Mondoweiss, April 3, 2019

Church Group Comes to Wausau to Promote Peace in the Middle East, Brennen Scarborough, WSAW-TV, April 1, 2019

Clare Center to Host Mid-East Peace Presentation, Merrill Foto News, March 31, 2019

Route 51: March 28, Peace In The Middle East, Shereen Siewert, Wisconsin Public Radio, March 28, 2019

‘Route 51’ Delves into Peace in the Middle East, Wausau Pilot & Review, March 27, 2019

Recognising Israeli annexation of Golan Heights “dangerous”, Independent Catholic News, March 26, 2019

Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Demonstrated Reckless Policy – Churches, Wafa: Palestinian News & Info Agency, March 26, 2019

‘Tip of the Spear’: The US Christian Movement Praying for Trump and Israel, Azad Essa, Middle East Eye, March 24, 2019

Readers: Grieving for Attacks on Places of Worship, William B. Lane, Delaware Online, March 19, 2019

Anti-Semitism versus Legitimate Criticism of the State of Israel, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Religion News Service, March 7, 2019

Erekat: No Middle East Peace without Just, Lasting Political Solution, Wafa: Palestinian News & Info Agency, March 1, 2019

Erekat: It’s Two States or One State, Dalit Halevi, Arutz Sheva, March 1, 2019

Ten U.S. Churches Now Sanction Israel – To Some Degree, and with Caveats, Steven Sellers Lapham, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March-April 2019

Jerusalem Conference Panel Four – The Demand for Urgent Action, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, February 25, 2019

Your Pastor Speaks: Working for Peace, Rev. Ward Cornett III, Delaware Gazette, February 8, 2019

Two-State Solution in Middle East Fading, Say Two Clergy, Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, February 6, 2019


Episode 5.6: Sami Awad & Jessica Montell on Peace in the Holy Land, Megan Rice, Western Theological Seminary: The Luxcast, November 2018

Christian Zionists are Israel’s Political Foot Soldiers in US, Mark Habeeb, The Arab Weekly, November 25, 2018

As Christians, We Call for Change is the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relationship, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Philippe Nassif, K.A. Ellis, The Crux & The Call, November 20, 2018

Resilience Within a Conflict Zone, Sara Burback, Shared Justice, November 20, 2018

U.S. Evangelicals Put Their Faith in Netanyahu as Trump Readies Mideast Peace Plan, Amir Tibon, Haaretz, November 20, 2018

New Tour of Jerusalem (Or Al-Quds) Offers Both Israeli and Palestinian Narratives, Judy Maltz, Haaretz, November 15, 2018

US Churches Demand Pompeo Block Israeli Land Bill, Gary Willig, Israel National News, November 8, 2018

Arab and Muslim Leaders in US Stand Up for What Is Right, Ray Hanania, Arab News, November 1, 2018

Trump Tries to Silence Palestinians and their Friends. Instead They’re Energized, Delinda C. Hanley, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Nov.-Dec. 2018

What Can American Churches Do to Promote Peace?, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Christ at the Checkpoint USA, October 18, 2018

The Battle for Young Evangelicals’ Views on Israel Could Determine the Future of U.S. Policy, Haaretz, October 18, 2018

Middle East Peace Forum Set for Oct. 25 in Wilmington, The Dialog, October 15, 2018

US Faith Leaders Call on Their President to Recognize East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine, Wafa: Palestinian News & Info Agency, October 13, 2018

US Faith Leaders Call on their President to Recognize East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine, Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture, October 11, 2018

35 [sic] Senators Send Letter to Trump Opposing Palestinian Aid Cut, Mondoweiss, September 28, 2018

35 [sic] US Senators Urge Trump to Restore Palestinian Aid, The Arab Daily News, September 25, 2018

How Some American Evangelicals are Challenging Views About Palestine, Jasper Vaughn, Sojourners, September 13, 2018

Christ at Checkpoint Conference to Be Held in Oklahoma City, Stan Friedman, Covenant Companion, September 13, 2018

The Demand for Urgent Action, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, September 2018

Best Books: 6 Must-Read Books On The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Taegan Lion, Fupping, August 18, 2018

US church coalition voices concern over Israel’s Nation-State Bill, Independent Catholic News, August 1, 2018

Corinne Whitlatch’s “Middle East Peace Process Carousel”, Delinda C. Hanley, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August-September 2018

A Capital Offense: Why Christians in the Middle East aren’t celebrating the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Andrew Wickersham, Sojourners, July 2018

Demand Child Justice, Everywhere, Celia Riley, Sojourners, June 26, 2018

Ambassadors of Reconciliation: General Assembly Ecumenical Worship, Joanna Hipp, The Presbyterian Outlook, June 20, 2018

La Crosse Presentation to Highlight Both Israeli, Palestinian Efforts for PeaceMike Tighe, La Crosse Tribune, June 19, 2018

Trump Is Putting American Lives in Danger by Inflaming Anti-American Sentiment in the Mideast, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Haaretz, May 27, 2018 (May require subscription.)

I Now Understand Why Durham Police Must Not Train with Israeli Forces, Ralph McCoy, The Herald Sun, May 18, 2018

UN WebTV: 2nd Meeting – UN Forum on the Question of Palestine (17-18 May 2018), United Nations, May 17-18, 2018

Middle East Conflict ‘Purely Man-made’, Prominent Activist-Scholar Stresses as United Nation Forum on Question of Palestine BeginsUnited Nations, Meetings Coverage and Press Releases, May 17, 2018

Amid Debate and Violence, Trump Delivers Embassy Victory to Christian Base, Elizabeth Dias, The New York Times, May 15, 2018

Seize chances to better understand Israel-Palestine conflict, Karen G. Brockleman, Duluth News Tribune, May 13, 2018

Palestinian Children Still in Jail in Violation of International Law, Daoud Kuttab, The Jordan Times, April 18, 2018

Episcopal Church joins call for end to Gaza violence and measures to protect Palestinians, Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service, April 12, 2018

Burback: CMEP Works for PeaceSara Burback, The Roanoke Times, April 8, 2018

A Fifth Question: Seder Reflections from a Palestinian-American Christian, Jennifer Atala, Jerusalem Post, April 3, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Wisdom Calls Us Higher, 50 Years Later, Tony Magliano, National Catholic Reporter, March 29, 2018

As Trump and Netanyahu Meet, Our Plea as Interfaith Leaders: Stop Boosting the Proponents of a Religious War, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Imam Yahya Hendi, Debra Shushan, Haaretz, March 5, 2018 (May require subscription.)

Faces of Faith: Christian Seeks Middle East Peace, Azra Haqqie, Times Union, March 3, 2018

An Appeal to the Center, Gary M. Burge, Sojourners, March 2018

Video Interview: Holy Sepulchre closes over tax demand, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, i24NEWS, February 26, 2018

Evangelicals Deeply Concerned about U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Religious News Service, February 22, 2018

Middle East Interest Group hosting Feb. 18 talk about ‘Is Middle East Peace Achievable?’, Earle Cornelius, Lancaster Online, February 14, 2018

A Legacy of Victorian Theology: Vice President Pence’s Christian Zionism and Historical Alternatives, Andrew Wickersham, Palestine Square, February 9, 2018

Mike Pence’s Faith, Israel and Middle East Policy, Ron Kampeas, The Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2018

Support for Israel Among Young Evangelicals is Still High, But it’s Slipping, Says New Survey, Josefin Dolsten, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 10, 2018


Christian Groups Raise Alarm Over Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, David Paulson, The Episcopal Church, December 5, 2017

Settlements: A Stumbling Block to Peace, Warren Gill, The United Methodist Church, November 21, 2017

Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Christianity Today, September 15, 2017

Life Inside the Gaza Blockade, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Jessica Hill, Sojourners, July 2017

Lights for Gaza & the Darkness of Lent, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Huffington Post, March 22, 2017

A Church Under Siege: In Syria and throughout the Middle East, Christians Have Remained Faithful in the Face of Violence and even Genocide, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Sojourners, February 2017

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Increases, Arline Majia/Jose Salinas, The Threefold Advocate, February 9, 2017


Churches for Middle East Peace Praises Obama on UN Israeli Settlements Vote, Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post, December 30, 2016

Christian Leaders Press Presidential Candidates on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Matthew Davies, Episcopal News Service, September 9, 2016

Clark Announces Retirement from Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Cannon Named CMEP Executive Director, ABC USA, American Baptist Churches USA, August 2, 2016


Peace in the Holy Land — an Elusive Dream, Tony Magliano, National Catholic Reporter, December 7, 2015

War with Islam? Evangelicals Ponder Christian Response to Paris Attacks, Timothy C. Morgan, The Washington Post, November 16, 2015

Strike Ends After 27 Days, Christian Schools in Israel Reopen, Timothy C. Morgen with additional reporting by Mae Elise Cannon, Christianity Today, September 28, 2015


In NY, Abbas Equates Statehood to US Civil Rights Struggle, Cathryn J. Prince, The Times of Israel, September 23, 2014


Hopes Grow for Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Independent Catholic News, July 19, 2013

Little Hope for Peace as Obama Visits Middle East, France 24, March 21, 2013

Mainline Churches Urge Obama to Apply Himself to Middle East Peace, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 13, 2013


US Churches Welcome Senate Decision to Continue Aid to Palestinians, Independent Catholic News, December 5, 2012

An Israeli Palestinian Pact, op-ed by Warren Clark, The Washington Post, December 5, 2012

US Churches Say ‘NO’ to Palestinian Aid Cuts, Independent Catholic News, December 3, 2012

CMEP Conference: Middle East Process Needs a New Paradigm, Lucy Chumbley, Episcopal News Service, June 22, 2012


Christian Leaders Continue Advocacy for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Matthew Davies, Episcopal News Service, November 15, 2011

Religious Leaders Call Obama to Take Bold Action for Middle East Peace, Daniel Blake, The Christian Post, July 1, 2011

Losing the Peace, Scott McConnell, The American Conservative, February 28, 2011


Pressures and Positioning on Israel-Palestinian Negotiations, From the Desk of Warren Clark, Churches for Middle East Peace, Quakers with a Concern for Palestine- Israel,  July 8, 2010

Gershon Baskin addresses Churches For Middle East Peace (CMEP) Advocacy Conference, Gershon Baskin, Gershon Baskin Living and Working for Peace, June 14th, 2010


NCC joins interfaith statement of principles to bring an end to conflict in Middle East, National Council of Churches, September 22, 2009

Building Holy Land Peace, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN-5) and Ambassador Warren Clark, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace, May, 2009

Christian Leaders Appeal For Peace With Justice in Holy Land, The Carter Center, May 17, 2009