Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 21 public policy offices of national churches and agencies -- Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant. CMEP began its work in 1984 out of the conviction that the policy perspectives and long Middle East experience of our member bodies should be more widely known in the public policy arena. We therefore seek to maintain an on-going dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the diplomatic community, to advance such concerns, assessments, and advocacy positions.
The work of Churches for Middle East Peace focuses on Washington in the knowledge that sound United States policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships throughout the Middle East. In addition, CMEP seeks to help the members of our organizations advocate in a knowledgeable, timely and effective way their concerns about justice and peace for all people and countries in the region."
"Among our principal advocacy concerns are: the avoidance and resolution of armed conflicts, human rights, arms control, foreign aid, and the unique nature of Jerusalem - sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims."
Coalition of 23 public policy offices of national churches and agencies
Corinne Whitlatch. Executive Director
# of Offices:
One (Washington, DC)
# of Staff:
Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Indianapolis, IN
Friends of Sabeel, North America
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Methodist Federation for Social Action, Washington, DC
PCUSA Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Los Angeles, California
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Oswego, New York
Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land, Park City, UT