CMEP in the News
Amid Desperation in Palestine, a Christian Call for Unapologetic Advocacy, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May 31, 2023.
Faith in Action: Protecting the Human Rights of Palestinian Children, All Saints Church, May 14, 2023.
Churches for Middle East Peace denounce killing of civilians in Gaza, Independent Catholic News, May 10, 2023.
McCollum Reintroduces the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, Congresswoman McCollum Press Release, May 5, 2023.
Allahu Akbar – Finding God in Umm El Kheir, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice., May 1, 2023.
Jewish Nationalism Fuels Increasing Attacks on Christians, Interview with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Understanding Israel Palestine Podcast, April 28, 2023.
Palestinian Christian voices in the US congress, Milh Ilard, April 27, 2023.
CAIR Welcomes Congressional Letter Urging Biden Admin to Better Ensure Human Rights in Palestine, Warning Against ‘Extreme Right-Wing Israeli Government’, YubaNet, April 14, 2023.
Jerusalem Churches refuse Israeli restrictions on annual Easter vigil, Mondoweiss, April 13, 2023.
NGO Action News, United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, April 13, 2023.
Protecting the Freedom to Worship in the Holy City, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Christians for Social Action, April 13, 2023.
Alliance of Baptists reports ‘growing pains’ as it focuses on anti-racist mission, Baptist News Global, April 3, 2023.
53 Groups Urge Passage of Senate 502B Resolution on Saudi Arabia, Human Rights Watch, April 3, 2023.
Brethren Bits, Church of the Brethren Newsline, April 1, 2023.
Recent Israeli elections detrimental to peace, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Dr. Benjamin Norquist, The Christian Citizen, March 14, 2023.
The Holy Land Unplugged: American Christian Investment and Responsible Pilgrimage, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice., March 13, 2023.
EDITORIAL: Life All Sanctions on Syria End the U.S. Occupation, Executive Intelligence Review, March 3, 2023.
Churches urge USA and Israel to address growing violence in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, February 24, 2023.
Syria earthquake: National faith organisations urge US to lift sanctions, Middle East Eye, February 17, 2023.
US Church Leaders Condemn Escalating Violence in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, January 29, 2023.
The Fearless Pursuit of Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Sojourners, February-March, 2023.
100+ National Organizations Urge Congress to Support Yemen War … – Friends Committee On National Legislation, Arab Newsn, January 7, 2023.
Supporters of Palestinians in U.S. see little hope for peace progress with Biden’s Middle East visit, Marc Ramirez, USA Today, July 15, 2022.
Yemen needs good neighbors, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Emily Sarmiento, The Christian Citizen, July 13, 2022.
There is no decline of Middle East Christianity – the decline is in the number of Christians living there, Archbishop Angaelos, Christianity Today, July 8, 2022.
The Pieces of Al-Walajah, Kevin Vollrath, Medium, July 8, 2022.
President Biden’s Trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Medium, July 7, 2022.
Jerusalem: CMEP dismayed by Israeli Court ruling to expropriate Greek Orthodox property, Independent Catholic News, June 10, 2022.
RCA General Secretary and Ecumenical Leaders Meet with the King of Jordan, Reformed Church in America, May 27, 2022.
International religious delegation travelling to Kyiv to pray for peace, Independent Catholic News, May 23, 2022.
An interreligious and international delegation went to Kiev, eKai, May 23, 2022.
North American churches condemn the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Mondoweiss, May 17, 2022.
Christian Religious Liberty in Egypt, Do Justice, May 16, 2022.
Experts laud US recognition of Jordanian responsibility for Temple Mount, The Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2022.
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate rejects Jerusalem police’s Easter restrictions, Jeff Wright, Mondoweiss, April 15, 2022.
Jerusalem’s Heads of Churches protest settler takeover of hotel in Old City’s Christian quarter, Mondoweiss, April 8, 2022.
Holy Land Travel pursuing Justice and Peace, DoJustice Blog, March 25, 2022.
Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age, CBE International, March 23, 2022.
Eddy Alemán Signs Ecumenical Letter to Russian Orthodox Church Leader, Calls for End to War in Ukraine, Reformed Church in America, March 11, 2022.
Civil Society and the Question of Palestine – NGO Action News, ReliefWeb, March 10, 2022.
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Announces New Outreach Manager and Other Staff, The Arab Daily News, March 3, 2022.
Mercer junior wins peacebuilding award, The Mercer Cluster, February 22, 2022.
Wave of local and international solidarity with the Nassar Family, Maghtas, February 2, 2022.
Jerusalem Christians: ‘We shrunk from 20% to 2% of population due to Israeli violence’, Global Voices, January 31, 2022.
Civil Society and the Question of Palestine – NGO Action News – 27 January 2022, ReliefWeb, January 27, 2022.
Churches for Middle East Peace and the Tent of Nations, ALLMEP Blog, January 20, 2022.
Israel-Palestine: Threat to Christian Presence, Maryknoll, January 6, 2022.
Dooley Noted, Dooley, K. (2021). Dooley Noted. Rhode Island Publications Society.
Jerusalem church leaders: ‘Radical’ Israeli groups driving Christians from Holy Land, The Times of Israel, December 19, 2021.
Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism: Contemporary Issues in Global Perspective, Religions, Bradley Nassif & Tim Grass, Eds., December, 2021.
This Christmas, praying for a shared Jerusalem, The Christian Citizen, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Jennifer Maidrand, December 17, 2021.
Settlements Remain Detrimental to Peace, Do Justice, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, December 17, 2021.
Church leaders warn against threat to Christian presence in Holy Land, Vatican News, December 15, 2021.
Church leaders worldwide protest at growing threat to Christian presence in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, December 14, 2021.
National Faith Leaders Call on President Biden to Lift Sanctions, Ensure COVID Vaccine Access, Friends Committee on National Legislation, December 10, 2021.
That Makes Total Sense with Alexis Busetti, episode 121, That Makes Total Sense podcast, December 7, 2021.
Civil Society and the Question of Palestine, UN NGO Action News, 25 November 2021.
Viewpoint: Religious freedom must be protected in Holy Land, Independent Catholic News, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Sir Jeff Abood, November 11, 2021.
Beyond Hashtag Activism with Mae Elise Cannon, Practicing Gospel, PGE 52, November 1, 2021.
School of Joy: Meeting the needs of at-risk children in a challenging corner of the world, Kevin Vollrath, Read the Spirit, October 18, 2021.
Women in the Middle East Claim Their Place in the Pulpit, Sojourners, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, October 13, 2021.
Discussion series to focus on situation in Israel and Palestine, Wayland Town Crier, WickedLocal, October 4, 2021.
Armenian Assembly’s Fall 2021 Advocacy Week Panels Inform, Educate & Motivate, Massis Post, October 2, 2021.
Pray for Lebanon: An Economic Depression Worse than Any in the Modern Era, Do Justice, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, September 17, 2021.
[Podcast] Dangerous Dogma: Mae Cannon on Churches for Middle East Peace, Word & Way, August 17, 2021.
Global Diversity of Love for Mary includes Greek Orthodox Bread for the Feast of Dormition, Kevin Vollrath, Read the Spirit, August 16, 2021.
Commemorating Martyrs in the Ancient Assyrian Church of the East in Iraq, Kevin Vollrath, Read The Spirit, August 7, 2021
Summer Spotlight: Kathleen Wallace ’23, Kathleen Wallace, Royal News, August 3, 2021
Letter encourages equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Church of the Brethren Newsline, July 30, 2021.
Christian Nationalism and Christian Zionism: Two Sides of the Same Coin?, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Dr. Bruce Fisk, Christians for Social Action, July 28, 2021.
PR: Ecumenical Prayer Service Hosted by In Defense of Christians and the Greek Archdiocese of America in Washington, DC, In Defense of Christians, July 16, 2021.
International Religious Freedom Summit takes place in Washington, DC, Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News, July 15, 2021
[Podcast] Advocacy: It’s More than Social Media with Mae Elise Cannon, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Chris Orme, The Do Justice Podcast, July 14, 2021.
Spiritual Synchronicity: Icon Veneration in Evangelical and Orthodox Religious Practices in the 21st Century, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Kevin Vollrath, The Journal of Religions, June 24, 2021.
Not enough for Israel and Palestine: No one wins with (just) a ceasefire, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Kevin Vollrath, Christian Citizen, June 22, 2021
Groups urge Biden to halt $735m weapons sale to Israel, William Roberts, AlJazeera, June 8, 2021
Letters: Gun reform, the filibuster and Middle East peace, Delaware Online, June 4, 2021
The Path Forward: Prioritizing Human Rights and Learning from the History, InterFaith Voices, May 29, 2021
Middle East Christians denounce state-sanctioned violence in Gaza and Jerusalem, Jeff Wright, Mondoweiss, May 28, 2021
Opinion: Calling on Abrahamic faith leaders and the Biden administration, Shams Ghoneim, Iowa City Press Citizen, May 28, 2021
The Dispossessed and Displaced in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, InterFaith Voices, May 28, 2021
Will Support for Palestinians Grow Among U.S. Christians?, Lexi McMenamin, Sojourners, May 26, 2021
[Video] The Full Life Ep. 2.6- The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Full Life, May 25, 2021
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Elizabeth Warren, Colleagues Urge the Biden Admin to Use All Tools to End Saudi Coalition’s Blockade of Yemen, Sierra Sun Times, May 24, 2021
The City on a Hill: Jerusalem Divided, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Red Letter Christians, May 21, 2021
For lasting peace, U.S. must stop enabling Israeli occupation of Palestine,
Church Leaders: UN Security Council must call for immediate ceasefire in Israel-Palestine Conflict, The Catholic Church Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, May 20, 2021
Embrace joins Church Leaders in US and UK calling on UNSC to work for permanent and lasting peace guaranteeing equal rights, Embrace the Middle East, May 20, 2021
Presiding Bishop signs Churches for Middle East Peace letter calling for a ceasefire in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Episcopal News Service, May 20, 2021
Markey, Warren, Colleagues to Biden Admin: Use All Tools to End Saudi Coalition’s Blockade of Yemen, Office of Ed Markey, May 20, 2021
Viewpoint: Increase transparency in U.S. military aid to Israel, John D. Paarlberg, Times Union, May 20, 2021
Israel: AOC and other progressive Democrats attempt to block $735m US arms sale, Middle East Eye, May 19, 2021
Progressive Legislators to Introduce Resolution Blocking Bomb Sale to Israel, Alex Cane, Jewish Currents, May 19, 2021
Both Israelis and Palestinians have a right to self defense, Ed McCarthy, Bangor Daily News, May 15, 2021
U.S. Christians Can’t Ignore Israel’s Ongoing Occupation of Palestine, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon & Joyce Ajlouny, Sojourners, May 14, 2021
Churches for Middle East Peace Condemns Violence in Jerusalem, Church of the Brethren Newsline, May 13, 2021
Mohammad El Kurd and the Settler Takeover in the East Jerusalem Neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice., May 7, 2021
Celebrating Easter again with Eastern Christians who welcome the Holy Fire in Jerusalem, Kevin Vollrath, Read The Spirit, May 2, 2021
Assyrian Christians Caught Amid Geopolitical Conflicts, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Sojourners, May 2021
[Podcast] U.S. Evangelical’s Support for Settlements, Peacecast, Americans for Peace Now, April 30, 2021
Embracing equality and justice: Opposing Christian nationalism, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Christian Citizen, April 28, 2021
McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children, Ray Hanania, The Arab Daily News, April 15, 2021
Latest McCollum bill attempts to regulate aid to Israel, Mark Rod, Jewish Insider, April 15, 2021
‘Beyond Hashtag Activism,’ a new book by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Journal of the San Juan Islands, April 15, 2021
Churches for Middle East Peace applauds Biden Administration’s reinstatement of aid to Palestinians, Wafa, April 6, 2021
Advocates and Celebrities Call for Immediate End to Saudi Blockade of Yemen, Friends Committee on National Legislation, April 6, 2021
Church Leaders Write U.S. President ‘Promoting Decisive Change for Peace and Justice in the Middle East’, Alissa Vernon, The Banner, March 26, 2021
Pursuing a Faithful Witness: Christianity, Nationalism, and the Middle East, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice, March 19, 2021
US Church leaders write to President with key Middle East policy recommendations, Independent Catholic News, March 12, 2021
U.S. faith leaders send joint letter to President Biden on U.S. airstrikes in Syria, Pax Christi USA, March 11, 2021
Church Leaders write to President Biden outlining Middle East policy recommendations, Wafa, March 11, 2021
US Military Attacks on Syria Detrimental to Peace, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon & Alexander Lutz, Red Letter Christians, March 10, 2021
Welcoming the millions of “other” Christians around the world as they prepare for Great Lent, Kevin Vollrath, Read the Spirit, February 28, 2021
Reps. DeFazio, Khanna, Dingell Urge Transparency from Biden Administration Regarding Involvement in Yemen War as U.S. Ends Support for ‘Offensive’ Engagement, Office of U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio, February 25, 2021
[French] États-Unis : Plus de 100 leaders évangéliques condamnent le nationalisme chrétien, InfoChrétienne, February 25, 2021
Evangelical Leaders Condemn ‘Radicalized Christian Nationalism’, Sarah McCammon, NPR, February 24, 2021
More Than 100 Evangelical Leaders Have Signed a Statement Condemning Christian Nationalism, Relevant Magazine, February 24, 2021
[Video] AAC Lenten Meditation Series 9: Rev Dr. Mae Cannon, Al Amana Centre, February 20, 2021
Holy Land, Holy People: Pursuing a just peace in the Middle East, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Embrace the Middle East, February 2020
[Video] Ash Wednesday National Prayer Service Turning from White Nationalism towards a More Faithful Witness, Vote Common Good, February 17, 2021
Ongoing home demolitions in the West Bank don’t stop for pandemic, Kevin Vollrath, Do Justice, February 12, 2021
OPW advocates for United States to restore humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees, Darla Carter, Presbyterian News Service, February 9, 2021
Finding Shalom in modern America, Mary Bruggeman, The Falcon, February 6, 2021
[Video] OEIX Diversity Lecture: Justice and Shalom, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Rev. Randy Woodley, Seattle Pacific University, February 4, 2021
[Video] Israel and the American Evangelical Movement, Arianna Skibel, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, and Greg Khalil, J Street, February 3, 2021
[Video] Race, Gender and Christian Nationalism: The Impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals, Evangelicals 4 Justice and Voices School for Liberation and Transformation, January 29, 2021
[Podcast] Mae Elise Cannon: Beyond Hashtag Activism, Michael Chan, Gospel Beautiful Podcast, January 12, 2020
Essay: The US can help Israel and Palestinians reach a just peace, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon & The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Sight Magazine, January 5, 2021
The US can help Israel and Palestinians reach a just peace, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon & The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Religion News Service, January 4, 2021
17 US churches and Christian agencies call on US president-elect Biden to reengage with Palestinian Authority, ensure accountability for Israel, WAFA, December 28, 2020
Occupation and Covid: A Strange Christmas in Bethlehem, Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace & Justice, December 26, 2020
17 Christian groups ask Biden to change US policy in Holy Land: Restore funding to Palestinian Authority, allow BDS advocacy, Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post, December 16, 2020
[Podcast] Episode 069 – Mae Elise Cannon, Alexis Busetti, That Makes Total Sense, December 2020
Over 80 Organizations Urge Biden to Prioritize Ending U.S. Involvement in Yemen War, Ariel Gold & Medea Benjamin, CodePink, November 30, 2020
Activists Urge Joe Biden To Pull Out Of Saudi Arabia’s Brutal War In Yemen, , HuffPost, November 30, 2020
[Video] Faith & Politics: Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Andrew Murray Johannesburg, Faith & Politics, November 25, 2020
Demand Progress cosponsorship recommendation for Yemen War Powers Res (H.Con.Res.123) from Reps. DeFazio, Biggs, Dingell, Gaetz, Castro, Rooney, Khanna, and Pocan, Demand Progress, November 24, 2020
Global Ministries and CMEP Statement on Pompeo Visit to the Middle East, Global Ministries, November 20, 2020
Returning to the Heart of the Gospel: A Practical Evangelical Theology of Liberation and Call to Action for Christians Engaged in Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Ex Auditu – Volume 35, October 2020
[Video] How To Burn Bright, Not Burn Out on Social Justice: Spiritual Formation, Dr. Paul Louis Metzger & Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, New Wine, New Wineskins, October 16, 2020
Why the UAE deal is not ‘peacemaking’, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Forward, October 15, 2020
[Video] Spiritual Activism: We Must Constructively Engage in Politics, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Christian Citizen, October 13, 2020
Cultural Encounters Author Profile – Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Paul Louis Metzger, Cultural Encounters, October 12, 2020
Some people are socially active only on their computer. But what happens when we go beyond Hashtag Activism, The God Show with Pat McMahon, October 3, 2020
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Affirms The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Petition to UN Experts to Hold Turkey Accountable for Violating Cultural and Religious Rights, Orthodox Observer News, October 2, 2020
[Podcast] Interview with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Schneck Talks Bonhoeffer, September 14, 2020
As millions of Christians move toward activism, you should meet Mae Elise Cannon, an ethical organizer, David Crumm, Read the Spirit, July 12, 2020
Evangelical Lutheran Church implicates Israel in George Floyd death, Celia Jean, The Jerusalem Post, July 3, 2020
Christian Leaders Call on U.S. Political Parties to Address Palestinian Rights, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Sojourners, July 3, 2020
Read full letter signed by Tlaib and 12 others condemning Israel’s annexation plans, Hassan Abbas, The Arab-American News, June 30, 2020
[Podcast] #ChurchesAgainstAnnexation with Munther Isaac, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, #Activism Podcast, June 29, 2020
Questioning the Covenant, Arianna Skibell, Jewish Currents, June 17, 2020
Should Israel Annex the West Bank?: Church Leaders Weigh In, Nijay Gupta, Patheos, June 16, 2020
Mae Elise Cannon – Episode 230, Anita Lustrea, Faith Conversations, June 15 2020
Christian denominations in Israel, US widely against settlement annexation, Jeremy Sharon, The Jerusalem Post, June 10, 2020
A Conversation with Mae Elise Cannon, Author of Beyond Hashtag Activism, Dan Salerno, lifesomethings, June 10, 2020
Annexation? Most U.S. Evangelicals Have Other Things on Their Mind Right Now, Amir Tibon, Haaretz, June 9, 2020 [Premium]
Southern California Episcopalians petition to halt Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land, Pat McCaughan, Episcopal News Service, May 27, 2020
Churches For Middle East Peace Action Alert, Kairos West Michigan, May 15, 2020
Equal in God’s Eyes: Human Rights and Dignity for All in Israel/Palestine, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice, May 4, 2020
US organizations react to global military spending report, Independent Catholic News, May 1, 2020
CMEP Opposes Israeli Annexation and Sec. Pompeo’s U.S. Greenlighting, Global Ministries, April 29, 2020
Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony Gets Unprecedented Boost From U.S. Jewish Groups,
Lift Sanctions, Save Lives, Lift Sanctions, Save Lives, April 23, 2020
Church of the Brethren Newsline, Church of the Brethren, April 18, 2020
CMEP Affirms United Nations and the Vatican’s Calls for Global Ceasefire, Ray Hanania, The Arab Daily News, April 13, 2020
US Congress call for stopping support for Israel demolitions of Palestinian homes, Miriam Jackson, The Union Journal, March 19, 2020
US Congress call for stopping support for Israel demolitions of Palestinian homes, Middle East Monitor, March 18, 2020
RELEASE: Khanna, Cohen, Eshoo Lead Letter Urging Administration to Oppose the Displacement of Palestinian Families and Ensure U.S. Equipment is Not Used in West Bank Home Demolitions, MarketScreener, March 16, 2020
Statement on Israel-Palestine Peace Plan, Newsnotes, March-April 2020
Civic Engagement as Spiritual Practice, Rev. Allison Tanner, Giving Voice to the Struggle, February 28, 2020
Pocan & Dingell call to restore humanitarian aid to Gaza, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, February 20, 2020
Trump’s Middle East peace plan makes sense until you read it, Christian peace activist says, Jeff Brumley, Baptist News Global, February 19, 2020
Dingell and Pocan call to restore humanitarian aid to Gaza, Hassan Abbas, Arab American News, February 19, 2020
Elusive Peace: Middle East Peace Plan Announcement, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice, February 7, 2020
Brethren Bits, Church of the Brethren Newsline, January 31, 2020
Churches for Middle East Peace: US plan a recipe for endless oppression and injustice, The Rahnuma Daily, January 30, 2020
They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, Higher Presidential Committee of Church Affairs in Palestine, January 29, 2020
Churches for Middle East Peace: US plan a recipe for endless oppression and injustice, WAFA: Palestinian News and Info Agency, January 29, 2020
A recipe for endless oppression and injustice, Arabic Media Internet Network, January 28, 2020
Faith leaders call on US to de-escalate tensions with Iran, Presbyterian News Service, The Presbyterian Outlook, January 10, 2020
CMEP Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon Joins Faith Leaders in Asking Congress to Support Diplomacy with Iran, January 9, 2020
US faith groups condemn aggression towards Iran, Ekklesia, January 7, 2020
US faith groups condemn aggression towards Iran, Independent Catholic News, January 5, 2020
Church of the Brethren signs ‘Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran’, Church of the Brethren Newsline, January 4, 2020
New & Noteworthy: January 2020, The Editors, Sojourners, January 2020
The Moral Crossroads of Evangelical Christianity in the United States, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Red Letter Christians, December 31, 2019
Commentary: Friends of Christianity Today back anti-Trump editorial, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Salt Lake Tribune, December 24, 2019
An open letter from friends of Christianity Today affirming Mark Galli’s editorial, Religion News Service, December 24, 2019
Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post, December 24, 2019
Conference of National Black Churches Resolution: Fierce urgency of now, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, December 20, 2019
A witness to ancient stones and living stones of faith, Nathan Hosler, Church of the Brethren Newsline, December 12, 2019
Trump’s West Bank shocker: are End Times ‘kooks’ running US foreign policy?, Jeff Brumley, Baptist News Global, November 22, 2019
US faith leaders welcome legislation to stop taxpayer funding abuse of Palestinian children, Independent Catholic News, November 22, 2019
On World Children’s Day, Congressional briefing lifts up plight of Palestinian children, Steven Martin, National Council of Churches, November 20, 2019
Church organization applauds EU’s decision to accurately label Israeli products, Hassan Abbas, Arab American News, November 20, 2019
Presiding Bishop, faith leaders deliver letter to House members in support of Palestinian children, Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, Episcopal News Service, November 19, 2019
Five things I’ve learned about religious persecution in the Middle East, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice, November 11, 2019
Film about faith and children coming, Lynda Edwards, Times Union, November 8, 2019
Art of the Bad Deal, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Andrew Wickersham, Sojourners, December 2019
With religious persecution on the rise, US Commission on International Religious Freedom needed now, more than ever, EIN Presswire, October 31, 2019
Peacemakers, Grosse Pointe News, October 21, 2019
Book Reviews: A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land, Andrew Wickersham, Covenant Quarterly, October 15, 2019
Pro-Trump and biased toward Israel? These US Evangelicals are challenging the ‘base’, Amir Tibon, Haaretz, September 29, 2019
Newsline for Sept. 28, 2019, Church of the Brethren Newsline, September 28, 2019
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) public letter shares vision for peace, condemns annexation, Alissa Vernon, The Banner, September 23, 2019
Israeli elections: religious leaders come to Michigan to push for peace, Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, September 19, 2019
CMEP condemns Netanyahu’s annexation of Palestinian land, demands shift in purported peace plan, Nick Meyer, The Arab American News, September 17, 2019
Morning Minute: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Norah Burke and Renee Garner, The Matthews Beacon, September 17 2019
US church leaders share vision for peace in Holy Land, condemn annexation, Independent Catholic News, September 17, 2019
Preparing for 2020: Advocating for justice for Palestine and beyond, Alice Rothchild, American Friends Service Committee, September 13, 2019
Presbyterians asked to support the right to boycott, Presbyterian News Service, The Presbyterian Outlook, September 6, 2019
Presbyterians asked to support the right to boycott, Mike Ferguson, Presbyterian News Service, September 5, 2019
CMEP: Statement on the barring of Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib, Al-Bushra, August 30, 2019
Setting the record straight on Christian Zionism, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Forward, August 29, 2019
Evangelicals for and against Trump, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Washington Post, August 22, 2019
Countering Christian Zionism in the age of Trump, Mimi Kirk, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), August 8, 2019
A true peace plan will be known by its fruit, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, The Christian Citizen, August 2, 2019
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
[Video] 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 Peace, Mike 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.)
History in the making: the tearing apart of Jerusalem, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Do Justice, May 25, 2018
Israel-Palestine: The View From Here, Do Justice, May/June 2018
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 Begins, United 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 Peace, Sara 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
A CMEP Reflection and this American’s Experience of Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda, Eileen Fleming, The Arab Daily News, 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
U.S. Christians divided on U.N. Rebuke of Israel, Bob Allen, Baptist News Global, January 3, 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
Justice books to read in 2015, Kris Van Engen, Do Justice, January 5, 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