Churches for Middle East Peace issues 2010 Advocacy Conference Report
Church advocates and clergy from around the country gathered in Washington June 13-15 for fellowship, study, prayer and advocacy on behalf of peace for Israelis and Palestinians. “Pursuing Peace Together: Working for Reconciliation in the Holy Land” was the theme of CMEP’s 2010 advocacy conference that sought to build urgent bi-partisan support in Congress for the President’s efforts to achieve a two-state solution as part of a comprehensive Middle East peace.
The conference was a unique ecumenical gathering of 180 Christians from 18 denominations, including Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions, committed to 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.
A total of 85 CMEP advocates from 20 different states held a total of 89 Congressional meetings, including 53 offices in the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 offices in the U.S. Senate.