The ecumenical organization Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), of which the Church of the Brethren is a member denomination, is offering a variety of resources for acting and praying for peace in Israel and Palestine, and for gaining a better understanding of the conflict there.
“Peacemaking in the Midst of War: Pastoral and Prophetic Response” – On Nov. 8, join CMEP, Evangelicals 4 Justice, and Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East for an online discussion of the war in Gaza and what peace looks like in the midst of this seemingly intractable conflict, hosted by CMEP’s Mae Elise Cannon and Rob Dalrymple. Register at https://cmep.org/event/peacemaking-in-the-midst-of-war-pastoral-and-prophetic-responses-to-war-in-israel-gaza
Thursday Weekly Briefing – Join in online every Thursday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) for a live report from CMEP staff and other experts. Register at https://cmep.org/event/cmep-weekly-briefing-2
Update Videos – Since Oct. 7, CMEP’s executive director Mae Elise Cannon has been posting daily update videos on YouTube. Search for @ChurchesforMEP or go to www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL93-bx4JSESLN8zLn0pI78xG0ekClHQV2
“Hear from Palestinian Women: ASWR Webinar” – A recording is available of a Nov. 2 webinar for a women’s empowerment initiative called “And Still We Rise” featuring Mae Elise Cannon, ASWR coordinator Tamar Haddad, and ASWR Leadership Team member Shireen Awwad Hilal. The three panelists discussed the urgency of CMEP’s work in the midst of the ongoing violence against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, and shared beautiful and vulnerable personal accounts of how these current circumstances have affected them and their loved ones. In addition, the women also spoke to the powerful role that women can play in peacebuilding, and praised the ASWR initiative for giving women a platform to share not only their experiences, but also their expertise. The webinar called upon attendees in the U.S. to take action for a ceasefire and be unafraid to speak out against injustice. Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdIyP43LdmQ
Find out more about Churches for Middle East Peace at www.cmep.org
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