Learn about the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus
Recognized by the 208th General Assembly, the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) brings together all PC(USA) Middle Eastern Presbyterians, congregations, fellowships, Bible study groups and mission personnel serving in the Middle East. The Caucus’ mission statement is as follows:
“As Christian Middle Eastern Americans who trace their faith origin to the apostolic age, we have a particular responsibility to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, to actively support the mission, witness and stewardship of the PC(USA) and to be a voice of justice, peace and reconciliation in the United States and the Middle East.”
The Caucus’s nine-member executive committee represents Middle Eastern Presbyterians before the denomination’s General Assembly, synods and presbyteries.
Read recent statements by the NMEPC
National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) Bylaws - 11th version with proposed amendments
You are invited to read and review the proposed Bylaws with amendments.The most substantive proposed change deals with the concept of collection of dues from institutions and members. The Executive Committee came to this decision because of the considerable cuts in support received from the Presbyterian Mission Assembly. We now have to operate within 25% of the budget amounts awarded to us just a few years ago. This reduced budget also has led us to be more realistic about our abilities to meet some of the stated goals of the Caucus as listed in ARTICLE III of the bylaws.
National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) letter to 220th General Assembly Commissioners
Read this letter from the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) that calls on the 220th General Assembly to divest all Presbyterian funds from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and to pass the overture on apartheid.
Press release: National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) supports and endorses the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against the Israeli occupation of Palestine
In response to the call by representatives of Palestinian civil society call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era, The National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus, its biennial meeting August 23, 2011, responded to this call and issued a press release October 11, 2011.
Endorsement: Palestine Kairos document
In response to the December 11, 2009 call by the Christians community of Palestine in their published document, Kairos Palestine, “A moment of truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering”, The National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus upon due consideration and deliberation endorsed the Palestine Kairos document at its biennial meeting August 23, 2011 and issued a press release October 18, 2011.
National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus (NMEPC) Slate of the Executive Committee for the term 2011 to 2013
Medhat S. Yoakiem
Christian Education and Youth Committee
Vice Moderator (Evangelism)