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 Joins U.S. Christian Faith Leaders to Show Support for Christian Community in Jerusalem

    CMEP Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, joined 28 other Christian faith leaders in a statement in support of the Christian community in the Holy Land. The statement comes after an attack at the Church of Gethsemane in East Jerusalem, on Sunday, March 19th, perpetrated by two Israeli radicals.

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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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  • Become A CMEP Intern!

    CMEP is seeking a Development Intern to support the Development Portfolio of CMEP, including conducting funder research, contacting donors, administrative support for grants, maintaining our donor database, producing data reports, meeting project-based needs as they arise, and offering day-to-day administrative support. We invite college students of all ages to apply to our internship program. CMEP’s interns are able to work with multiple staff members and gain exposure to working in a non-profit in Washington, D.C. Remote positions available!

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  • CMEP Film Screening: Sunday, June 25, 2023

    On average, two Palestinian kids are arrested every night by the Israeli army. They are interrogated, tried, and sent to prison. The film Two Kids a Day describes the use of minors’ arrests to control and repress Palestinian society. Join Churches for Middle East Peace on Sunday, June 25th at 12 pm Pacific/ 3 pm Eastern for a virtual screening of the film and a conversation with the film director and co-producer. If you are interested in hosting a satellite screening of this event at your church, contact Jennifer at

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  • Action Alert!

    With the rise of violence in the West Bank growing by the day under the new Israeli government, it is critical members of Congress join Rep. McCollum and sponsor HR 3103. Congress must ensure U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to violate Palestinian human rights and further annex Palestinian land in the West Bank. Such actions–which only exacerbate the conflict–should not be funded with assistance from the U.S. government.

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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: ​​Pope Francis Thanks Jordan’s King for His Attention to Region’s Christians

    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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