Middle East Fellowship

Organization Description: 

Main activities of organization:

1. Education: providing tools and training about the Middle East through online initiatives, speakers, college campus activity and community workshops, and experience-based learning via travel.

2. Service: serving the peoples of the Middle East through projects undertaken in partnership with indigenous churches and organizations that support nonviolence, peace and reconciliation, children?s programs, and relief and development projects throughout the Middle East.

3. Travel: Through our Cultural Connections unit, facilitating

transformational journeys, pilgrimages and service-learning projects.

4. Relationships: promoting mutual understanding, dialogue and friendship between the peoples of North America and the Middle East.

To accomplish this, MEF has 4 main working units or programs:

1. Cultural Connections, with the Palestine Summer Encounter being our premier program, along with other scheduled and customized journeys throughout the year to Palestine and other locations across the region.

2. Educational & Advocacy Initiatives:

a. Online magazine: www.MiddleEastWindow.com

b. Middle East Witness newsletter;

c. MEF local chapters on campuses and other community centers;

d. Palestine News Network (a venture of Holy Land Trust-Palestine, with

technical and development assistance by MEF)

3. Relief and Development Initiatives:

a. Project Assist Iraq;

b. Serving Sudanese (in Syria and Lebanon);

c. Holy Land Trust-Palestine projects.

d. Bridges of Love-Lebanon projects

4. Peace & Reconciliation Initiatives (in partnership with Holy Land Trust):

a. Project "Educating for Peace in Palestinian Schools" (training

Palestinian teachers, students and parents in peace and nonviolence)

b, Project "Empowering Community Peacebuilders" (training 400

Palestinian community leaders in peace and nonviolence)

Organizational Email: 
P.O. Box 1252
Brea, CA 92822
Mission Statement: 

1. MIssion: With the goal of serving as reconcilers, MEF enables global community by building stronger relationships between the peoples of North America and the Middle East.

2. Vision: Embracing the belief that peace with justice is possible, we envision that Middle Eastern communities in conflict will reconcile and work together for the common good of the whole world. This dream inspires and guides our work.

3. Core Values:

a. Building Communities for the Future - we are committed to helping families and communities of the Middle East create a better future for themselves and others.

b. Relevance to the Needs Of the People - The projects that we create or support will evolve and expand in response to the stated needs of the communities that we serve.

c. Accountability and Transparency - We are committed to fiscal responsibility and organizational accountability.

d. Social Justice and Reconciliation - We seek to uphold the value and dignity of all human life, to challenge injustice in all of its forms, and to work toward peace and reconciliation between all peoples.

e. Faithful Expression of Christ-like Values - We seek to act in accordance with the teachings and practice of Jesus Christ. Based on this principle, we seek to adopt an attitude of servant-hood, compassion, integrity and humility in all our efforts.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

This corporation expresses its appreciation for the many creeds of Christendom, each of which may highlight better than the rest certain aspects of biblical revelation. We consider these set forth below among the most important Statements of Faith:

1. We believe that the Bible, consisting of Old and New Testaments only, is inspired by the Holy Spirit as the infallible and authoritative Word of God.

2. We believe that the one triune God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was tempted by Satan, and fell. Because of Adam's sin, all humans need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation.

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, who died as mankind's substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily, and ascended to heaven, where He is presently exalted at the Father's right hand.

5. We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ's righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works.

6. We believe that the return of Christ is imminent, and that it will be visible and personal.

7. We believe that those in Christ will be raised to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and that those not in Christ will be raised to everlasting punishment in hell.

8. We believe the Church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.

9. We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

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