Recent Messages

[CMEP Bulletin] UNSC Resolution: Unilateral or Pro-Peace?

April 15, 2016 - 8:45am
*UNSC Resolution: Unilateral or Pro-Peace?* As Palestinians Head Back to the UN, Cause for Concern in Israel [ http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-palestinians-head-back-to-the-un-cause-for-concern-in-israel/ ] [Times of Israel] Upcoming Security Council resolution is projected to easily win the

[CMEP Bulletin] Moving Toward Peace?

April 8, 2016 - 8:45am
*Moving Toward Peace* Abbas: We Are Prepared to Discuss with Israel Ending of 'Mutual Incitement' [ http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-We-are-prepared-to-discuss-ending-mutual-incitement-450321 ] [Jerusalem Post] Abbas told visiting Romanian journalists in his office that he has

[CMEP Bulletin] Land Day

April 1, 2016 - 8:45am
*Land Day* Palestinians Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Land Day [ http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/palestinians-commemorate-40th-anniversary-of-land-day/ ] [Mondoweiss] Palestinians across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday gathered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of "Land Day." Is Isra

[CMEP Bulletin] Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Easter

March 25, 2016 - 8:45am
*Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Easter* 850 Christians Living in Gaza Will Be Allowed to Visit Jerusalem Easter Sunday for the First Time [ http://www.christianpost.com/news/israel-jerusalem-850-palestinian-christians-permits-easter-159670/ ] [Christian Post] Israel has granted approx

[Spiritual] Lent Week 7: Holy Week

March 20, 2016 - 6:30am
*Week 7: HOLY WEEK* This week is Holy Week, which encompasses the time from Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem to his death and resurrection. This week's photo-a-day includes Palm Sunday and Easter in celebration and remembrance of these important days. The photo-a-day meditation words this week

[CMEP Bulletin] Angry about Military Aid, Israel Seizes Land

March 18, 2016 - 8:45am
____________________________________________ Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org) is a coalition of 22 national church denominations and organizations, including Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. It works to encourage U.S. government policies that actively promo

[Spiritual] Lent Week 6: Christian

March 13, 2016 - 6:30am
*Week 6: CHRISTIAN* so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12:25-26 (NIV) As Christians, we are all connec

[CMEP Bulletin] White House Rekindling Peace Process?

March 11, 2016 - 9:45am
*White House Rekindling Peace Process? Obama May Back UN Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict [ http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.707551 ] [Haaretz] The White House is exploring the possibility of supporting a new resolution before the president's term ends, according to the Wall Stre

[Spiritual] Lent Week 5: Disciples

March 6, 2016 - 7:30am
*Week 5: DISCIPLES* Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV) The disciples played an important role in Jesus' ministry. They were a group of people willing to give up their lives to fo

[CMEP Bulletin] Movement Toward Peace?

March 4, 2016 - 9:45am
*Movement Toward Peace?* The Neglected Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Must Be Revived [ https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-neglected-israeli-palestinian-peace-process-must-be-revived/2016/02/25/aa9d61dc-d715-11e5-b195-2e29a4e13425_story.html ] [NYT] Given the threat from the Islami

[Spiritual] Lent Week 4: Miracles

February 28, 2016 - 7:30am
*Week 4: MIRACLES* Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27 (NIV) During his ministry, Jesus performed many miracles. Through healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and caring for all people, word of Jesus' min

[CMEP Bulletin] CMEP Co-Sponsors Briefing on Wadi Foquin

February 26, 2016 - 9:45am
*CMEP Co-Sponsors Briefing on Wadi Foquin* Thank you to everyone who took action and asked their members of Congress to attend the 2/23 briefing on Wadi Foquin! We had a packed room and representatives from 30 different Congressional offices. You made a difference! During Tuesday's briefing a

[Spiritual] Lent Week 3: Wilderness

February 21, 2016 - 7:30am
*Week 3: WILDERNESS* Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 (NIV) Before starting his ministry, Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and nights. This is where the time frame of Lent comes from, and connects perfectly to the photo-a-day