The Middle East Initiative

The Middle East Initiative

Middle East Initiative Purpose Statement

The Global Ministries Middle East Initiative invites the whole church to focus on the region of the Middle East for an extended period. Through highlighting aspects of mission and partnership, the Initiative offers an opportunity for the church to become familiar with the range of denominational partners in the region and the issues they face and the context in which they face them, how each of us as members of North American churches can become active in education and advocacy, as well as support the various programs and witness of partners in the region; and to learn about ways that the UCC and Disciples continue to build on an already-lasting history of engagement. The whole church can draw on various resources and tools, including VBS materials, Webinars, Bible Studies, Bulletin Insert and more, so that greater familiarity with the Middle East is possible, including the long legacy of Christian presence there.

Calendar of Events

July – Overview
August & September – Focus on Syria
October & November – Focus on Armenia
December – Focus on Palestine/Israel

January & February – Focus on Egypt
March – Focus on Palestine/Israel
April & May – Focus on Lebanon
June & July – Focus on Morocco
August & September – Focus on Turkey
October – Focus on Jordan
November & December – Focus on Palestine/Israel