Ep 7 – “The Holy Land” with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

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Ep 7 – “The Holy Land” with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Introduction

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of more than 30 national Church communions 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. CMEP uses three primary strategies to encourage U.S. policies that promote a just peace: Educate; Elevate; and Advocate.

Our conversation in this episode focuses on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Dr. Cannon offers a helpful perspective on the competing narratives invoking justice and peace surrounding this conflict, the underlying issues at hand, and some of the obstacles to and opportunities for a just peace in the Holy Land. Her story and perspectives are fascinating and listeners won’t want to miss this episode.

 

Guest Links

Personal Website: maecannon.com

X (Twitter): @MaeEliseCannon

Facebook: Mae Elise Cannon

Instagram: @MaeEliseCannon

 

Guest Books

Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age

Just Spirituality How Faith Practices Fuel Social Action

Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for A Better World

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