Coalition for Responsible Peace in the Middle East

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Website http://www.c4rpme.org

Coalition for Responsible Peace in the Middle East (C4RPME) says it "is committed to educating the public, the media, and elected officials about the discrimination, intimidation, forced conversion, and violence that Christians face throughout the Middle East, especially under the Palestinian Authority."[1] Its principal aim is to counter calls by churches in the United States for divestment or boycott of Israel.[2]

Activities and campaigns

US churches

C4RPME campaigns against resolutions by the Presbyterian Church USA, the World Council of Churches, the Episcopal Church of U.S.A., the United Church of Christ, two regions of the United Methodist Church, and the Anglican Consultative Council encouraging divestment from Israel.[3] The C4RPME opposes these resolutions on the grounds that they:[4]

  • single out Israel for condemnation;
  • portray Israel's efforts to defend itself against terrorism in the harshest terms possible; and
  • appear unwilling to acknowledge the motive and consequence of Islamic terror on Israeli society.

The Sabeel Center

C4RPME has launched a campaign against the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem (Sabeel), a Palestinian Christian group based in Bethlehem, which, it says:

undermines hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, for greater understanding about the conflict, and for the spread of religious tolerance by promoting intolerance, extremist theology, a one-sided perspective of the conflict that silences the Israeli side, and continued intolerance against Christians in the Palestinian Authority and the larger Middle East. Sabeel excuses terrorism and distorts facts in order to demonize Israel. Sabeel promotes policies that are impeding responsible peace in the Middle East.[5]

Founding members

According to the C4RPME website, these are:[6]

People

  • Roberta P. Seid - Member, Coalition for Responsible Peace in the Middle East. Director of Research and Education, StandWithUs[7]
  • Roz Rothstein - Member, Coalition for Responsible Peace in the Middle East. Executive Director, StandWithUs[8]



References

  1. About us, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  2. Mainline churches & divestment, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  3. Mainline churches & divestment, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  4. Mainline churches & divestment, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  5. GROUPS ACTING AS ROADBLOCKS TO RESPONSIBLE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: The Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  6. About us, C4RPME website, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  7. Roberta P. Seid, Interfaith Dialogue, C4RPME website, December 12, 2005, accessed 20 Jan 2010
  8. Roberta P. Seid, Interfaith Dialogue, C4RPME website, December 12, 2005, accessed 20 Jan 2010
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