Global Mission Resources
Global Missions: “Did You Know?”
There is a national organization called Churches for Middle East Peace, (CMEP for short), a coalition of 27 national church denominations and organizations in Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Evangelical traditions, including the UCC.
CMEP “works to encourage U.S. 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 Middle East”.
CMEP helps churches 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 region. CMEP activists, board and staff engage directly with policy makers at every level. The Churches for Middle East Peace organization invites individual churches to partner with them, with special attention to advocacy and education of congregations and communities.
Rock Spring has just completed an application to be a partner with the Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). Find out more and sign up for the free email CMEP newsletter at http://www.cmep.org/. (Look under Resources for Congregations for prayer and worship ideas and tools.)
The following resources are available to help all of us learn more about the potential and actual ways we can be a more effective partner with the Church of the Redeemer, as well as be better informed about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Browse some of our links to our partners
Latest Global Mission Resources News
The Global Missions Committee wants Rock Springers to be aware of a letter submitted to members of Congress by a collective of faith leaders, including the UCC's own General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer. The letter expresses strong concern about the pending piece of legislation termed the "Israel Anti-Boycott Act" (Senate S.720, House H.R. 1697). This legislation penalizes or criminalizes the use of economic measures, such as boycotting, as a legitimate means of opposing policies that inhibit human rights. Boycott has long been an approach to nonviolent resistance, including in the Civil Rights movement.
We will have copies of this letter available during coffee hour this Sunday, November 19th and the link to it is below. The letter declares that citizens should be allowed to act economically "in accordance with their faith (and) values." If you agree, please let your congresspersons know.