St. Mark’s Mid-East Working Group


The St. Mark’s Mid-East Working Group (MEWG) works for peace, reconciliation, and justice for the people of Palestine and Israel by promoting a 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 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 2009 and is on hiatus in 2023.

If you are interested in events related to Palestine and Israel in the Washington area, we encourage you to sign up for the excellent weekly email list sent out by Tom Johnson.  He can be reached at:

Maureen Shea is the MEWG contact –

Read the Mid-East Working Group’s charter, which includes an addendum on the “Scriptural and Ecclesiastical Context” for our work.

Learn more about St. Mark’s activities with Good Neighbors Capitol Hill and the program for Refugee Resettlement.

Related links

Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Churches for Middle East Peace