CHURCHES FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Working Together: Justice can prevail. Peace is possible.

Washington, DC   |  www.cmep.org

Mission

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 24 national Church denominations and organizations, including Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions.  It works to encourage U.S. government policies that actively promote a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ensuring security, human rights and religious freedom for all the people of the region.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Mae Cannon

Main address

110 Maryland Ave NE Ste 311

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

52-2112331

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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CMEP works to mobilize U.S. Christians church organizations, leaders and individuals nationwide to advocate in a knowledgeable, timely, and effective way for equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all peoples of the region. CMEP activists, board, and staff engage directly with policy makers at every level. We invite you to learn more about CMEP and the work we do by reading our policy positions; public statements and letters; and learning who we are as organizations; partners; and individuals.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grassroots Advocacy Project (GAP)

CMEP organizes local leaders across the US to educate, update and engage others in their own community to be peacemakers in regards to the conflict in the Holy Land.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of policy guidelines or proposals developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grassroots Advocacy Project (GAP)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is organized to educate and give witness to principles of peace and justice in the Middle East on behalf of its religious constituencies by advocating within the

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Interfaith groups, Christians, Muslims

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CMEP works to mobilize US Christians to embrace a holistic perspective and to be advocates of equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people of the Middle East.

CMEP began its work in 1984 believing that the policy perspectives and experience in the Middle East of our member communions and organizations should be better known and directly influence U.S. foreign policy. Our work is based on the understanding that sound and holistic U.S. policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships in the Middle East.

Churches for Middle East Peace serves American Christians and peacemakers in the Middle East through programs that educate, elevate, and advocate.
CMEP works to educate the broader US Christian community by providing opportunities to learn about a holistic approach to advocating for peace in the Middle East. These opportunities include speaking events across the U.S.; Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) – CMEP’s domestic awareness tours with speaker from Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the broader Middle East; multi-narrative trips to the region; resources for churches and small groups; and CMEP1835 - CMEP’s youth engagement program.
CMEP seeks to elevate the voices of peacemakers in the Middle East through communicating with and supporting over 40 local and international initiatives, NGOs, and local authorities in Israel/Palestine. CMEP leads trips to the Middle East, facilitated by Mejdi Tours,which provide the chance to hear multi-narrative perspectives through the use of two local guides, one Israeli and one Palestinian.
CMEP works to advocate for more holistic and just U.S. policies toward the Arab World through organizing Government meetings, providing its networks with Action Alerts to reach out to their Congressional offices; and national and regional Advocacy Summits - where attendees have the opportunity to hear about the realities of the conflict, meet and network with others interested in peacebuilding in the Middle East, and learn about how their faith can integrate into social action.

CMEP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization funded by individuals, local churches and organizations, national churches and ecumenical organizations. CMEP is registered in the District of Columbia with EIN # 52-2112331.

In 2019, CMEP hosted 2 national advocacy summits in Washington, D.C. as well as regional events throughout the U.S., including the Grand Rapids Area, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Albany, NY; Atlanta, GA; Norman, OK; Wilmington, DE; Naperville, IL; and New York City.

So far in 2020, CMEP hosted its annual advocacy summit “Equal in God’s Eyes: Human Rights and Dignity for All in Israel/Palestine” on June 22, 2020 now accessible as a digital conference. The summit focused on how hope has never faded as CMEP has worked to mobilize US Christians to be advocates for equality, human rights, security, and justice for all people. We look forward to And Still We Rise Holy Land: Elevating Global Voices for a Just Middle East summit, to be held in Jericho, February 4-6, 2021.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CHURCHES FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Nate Hosler, Ph.D

Church of the Brethren

Allison Tanner

Alliance of Baptists

Dr. A. Medley

American Baptist Churches, USA

Fr. Joseph Rahal

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian

Armenian Orthodox Church

Tom Southard

Catholic Conferences of Major Superiors of Men's Institutes

Gary Mulder

Christian Reformed Church

Rev. Nate Hosler

Church of the Brethren

Martin Shupack

Church World Service

Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds

Episcopal Church

Jeff Anderson

Evangelical Covenant Church

Dennis Frado

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Nikki Toyama- Szetzo

Evangelicals for Social Action

Russ Testa

Franciscan Friars (OFM)

Diana Ohlbaum

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Maria Kouroupas

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Rev. Richard Sides

Moravian Church in America

Tony Kireopoulos

National Council of Churches

Catherine Gordon

Presbyterian Church, USA

Josh Vis

Reformed Church in America

Susan Leslie

Unitarian Universalist Association

Peter Makari

United Church of Christ and the Christian Church

Mark Harrison

United Methodist Church

David Wildman

United Methodist Church

Tatiana Dwyer

United Methodist Church

Mark Harrison

United Methodist Church Board of Church and Society

Tatiana Dwyer

United Methodist Church General Board of Global Missions, Women's Division

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/08/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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