Recent Messages

[Spiritual] Beit Sahour: The Visit of the Shepherds

December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
*Beit Sahour: The Visit of the Shepherds* But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wra

[Spiritual] Bethlehem: The Birth of Jesus

December 13, 2015 - 8:00am
*Bethlehem: The Birth of Jesus* He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, bec

[Spiritual] Ein Karem: The Visitation

December 6, 2015 - 8:00am
*Ein Karem: The Visitation* At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice

[Spiritual] Nazareth: The Annunciation

November 29, 2015 - 8:00am
*Nazareth: The Annunciation* But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his fat

[CMEP Bulletin] New Peace Talks?

November 25, 2015 - 9:45am
*New Peace Talks?* Israel and Palestine [World Council of Churches] [ ] Horrified by recent developments in Israel and Palestine, the Executive Committee of the World Council

[CMEP Bulletin] Netanyahu Suggests Unilateral Moves

November 20, 2015 - 9:40am
Netanyahu Suggests Unilateral Moves Palestinians inspect the rubble of a Palestinian house that was demolished by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Nablus, November 14, 2015. (Reuters) Kerry Says Two-State Solution 'Not an Impossible Dream' [Middle East Eye] [

[Local Event] Dec 9 Webinar with Dr. Walter Brueggemann

November 19, 2015 - 12:30pm
Dear [[First_Name]], We want you to be aware of an interesting non-CMEP event that is happening online. Sincerely, CMEP _________________________________________ **CMEP Board Member Global Ministries** is hosting a special webinar opportunity with *Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann*

[CMEP Bulletin] The New Status Quo

November 13, 2015 - 9:45am
*The New Status Quo* The Obama-Netanyahu Era Isn't an Aberration. It's the New Status Quo. [Vox] [ ] For all the turmoil between Obama and Netanyahu, all the poison that's flowed between them, both will emerge from Obama's te

[CMEP Bulletin] IDF Says Abbas Not to Blame for Current Violence

November 6, 2015 - 9:45am
*IDF Says Abbas Not to Blame for Current Violence* During a Monday interview with The Associated Press Shimon Peres [ ], former Israeli President and Prime Minister, told reporters that Israeli Prime Minister Benja

Are you brave enough to Create Peace?

November 4, 2015 - 10:30am
**Create Peace & Bring Hope to Cremisan** Dear [[First_Name]] As you know, Israel plans to build a separation wall in an area of Palestine called the Cremisan Valley. As long as Israel continues to plan and execute construction on Palestinian land, peace in the region will not be realized. If

[CMEP Bulletin] Responding to the Ongoing Violence

October 30, 2015 - 9:50am
*Responding to the Ongoing Violence* UN Resolution Would Freeze Settlements, Palestinian Lawsuits [Times of Israel] [ ] In the latest effort to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, New Zealand ha

[Desk of Warren Clark] Increased Violence in Israel-Palestine: Why now? What Next?

October 26, 2015 - 10:19am
From the Desk of Warren Clark Increased Violence in Israel-Palestine: Why now? What Next? The past few weeks have seen an upsurge of daily and deadly violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. This has included attacks by Palestinians on innocent Israeli citizens, incl

[CMEP Bulletin] UN says Choose Non-Violence

October 23, 2015 - 9:15am
*UN says Choose Non-Violence* This week while Israeli [ ] and Palestinian [ ] leaders continued to accuse each other of inciting vio

[CMEP Bulletin] East Jerusalem is Closed

October 16, 2015 - 8:45am
*East Jerusalem is Closed* Violence continued throughout Israel, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza this week. In Jerusalem the Israeli security cabinet approved the revocation of Jerusalem residency [ ] status for Palestinians who carry out attacks

[CMEP Bulletin] Abbas and Netanyahu Attempt to Calm Escalating Violence

October 9, 2015 - 9:00am
*Abbas and Netanyahu Attempt to Calm Escalating Violence* As violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians continued to escalate journalists [ ] debated whether or not the violence indicated the b

Act and Pray for Christians & Peace

October 6, 2015 - 8:10am
Dear [[First_Name]], *If you care about a viable and continuing Christian community in the Bethlehem area, you need to show it.* Christians in the Holy Land need you to show it! First, take action at to email President Obam

[CMEP Bulletin] Palestinians No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords

October 2, 2015 - 9:00am
*Palestinians No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords* Abbas at UNGA During his speech to the United Nations General Assembly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [ ]declared to the international community "that as long as Israel r