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Mid-East Working Group

The purpose of the Mid-East Working Group (MEWG) is:

To work for peace, reconciliation, and justice for the people of Palestine and Israel by promoting greater understanding of historic and current issues in the Middle East, partnering with peace-seeking individuals and groups in all faith communities, both here and abroad, supporting our Anglican brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, promoting the relevant policies adopted by The Episcopal Church, and recommending that St. Mark’s advocate for additional, appropriate policies and actions by The Episcopal Church and the U.S. government.

The Working Group was founded in June, 2008.  A Coordinating Committee from the congregation guides its work.  Activities include bimonthly e-mail alerts about relevant events and links to articles of interest, a reading group, speakers, panel discussions, and films about the Middle East and the search for peace there.


Key Resources

• Bimonthly e-mail alerts
To sign up or to reach the MEWG Co-chairs, contact

Blog from the 2013 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
A diary sharing the experiences, thoughts, teachings, and sites encountered by the St. Mark's Holy Land pilgrimage travelers.

• Charter of the Mid-East Working Group
(Includes an Addendum on the “Scriptural and Ecclesiastical Context” for our work.)

• Israel/Palestine: Is There a Samaritan on the Road?
(Facilitators’ manual, readings, and handouts for this 2010 course.)

• Positions of The Episcopal Church
(Statements, pastoral letters, and speeches of The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori and resolutions of the General Convention and the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church)


Related Links

Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Jerusalem Partnership

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Palestine Israel Network, Episcopal Peace Fellowship


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