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August 28, 2014

Mennonites and Quakers Leave Churches for Middle East Peace

The changes have been made with little fanfare, but two of the more radical anti-Israel organizations that supported Churches for Middle East Peace are no longer listed on the group’s roster.

The two groups are the Mennonite Central Committee and the American Friends Service Committee. A phone call to one of the organizations confirms that both the AFSC and the MCC left the CMEP in the past few weeks.

The CMEP is well-known for its tendency to issue one-sided condemnations of Israel while remaining silent about war crimes and human rights abuses perpetrated by Arab and Muslim countries in the Middle East.

Prior to the departure of AFSC and MCC, two other institutions had left CMEP’s roster – the Catholic Conference of Major Superiors of Men’s Institutes, and the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. These two organizations were listed on the organization's roster in the middle of 2013 but are no longer listed.

As a result of these departure's, CMEP's roster has shrunk from 25 members in mid-2013 to 21 members today.

The departure of the MCC and the AFSC was confirmed by the organization's executive director, Warren Clark.

The decline in CMEP's membership is reflected in the screenshots posted below. The first is from the Wayback Machine's snapshot of the CMEP's membership roster taken on April 15, 2013.

The second is the screenshot of CMEP's roster taken today (Aug. 28, 2014).

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Introduction to CMEP's Roster in April 2013

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Introduction to CMEP's Roster in August 2014

Posted by dvz at August 28, 2014 04:56 PM


It would be interesting to know why they left. None of them have said anything about this?

Posted by: Yael at August 29, 2014 10:51 AM

i always thought that truly religious groups would encourage making peace other than by the violence we see today as a substitute. if the organizations that promote anti-israel and anti-jewish activity of any kind, would know the REAL TRUE FACTS, they would think differently. instead they are basing their activities on unsubstaNtiated rumors or claims.

i am reminded time and time again of THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES. think. reflect learn

Posted by: ZOHAR M. GILAD at August 31, 2014 12:05 PM

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