Pilgrimage to Peace

Madison Street Church will be hosting “Pilgrimage to Peace,” an event with speakers from Churches for Middle East Peace, on March 28th, 6:30-8:30, and everyone is invited. If you have any questions email admin@madisonstreetchurch.com. Below is a description of the event:

Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff Sara Burback, Director of Outreach and Alison Glick, Director of Development and Mobilization as they host a conversation with Obada Shtayeh from the One Voice Movement and Suzann Mollner of Beirut and Beyond, about peacebuilding and advocacy related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

During our presentations, we will discuss realities affecting the Palestinian refugee community and the importance of advocating for human rights in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and with refugees throughout the Middle East. The occupation of the Palestinian territories impacts people living on all sides of the conflict including both Israelis and Palestinians. Understanding the geopolitics, social considerations, and other aspects of the conflict demands that we look beyond the headlines into the daily realities of people living on the ground. The things we learn working for peace in in the Middle East can be applied to conflicts in all areas of our lives; including conflicts with our families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Join us to learn what it means to be someone who pursues peace, while also advocating for justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and beyond.

Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 27 national Church denominations and organizations working to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote just, lasting and comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East. CMEP helps church organizations, leaders, and individuals nationwide advocate in a knowledgeable, timely, holistic, and effective way to express their concerns about justice and peace for all peoples in the Middle East.