Episode 2: Give Peace a Chance

Constructive conflict, peace, and advocacy


A conversation with Dr. Rev. Mae Elise Cannon and Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth about constructive conflict, peace, advocacy, and the reality of life in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Cannon and Dr. Roth offer unique perspectives in understanding the geopolitics, social considerations, and other aspects of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict looking beyond the headlines into the daily realities of local communities.


Mae Elise Cannon

Dr. Cannon is a minister, writer and academic. She serves as the Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace based in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Social Justice Handbook: Small steps for a Better World (IVP, 2013) and the soon to be released Beyond Hashtag Activism (IVP, May 2020). Cannon holds an MDiv from North Park Theological Seminary, an MBA from North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management, and an MA in bioethics from Trinity International University. She received her first doctorate in American history with a minor in Middle Eastern studies at the University of California (Davis) and her second doctorate in ministry in spiritual formation from Northern Theological Seminary. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, CNN, Christianity Today, Jerusalem Post, EU Parliament Magazine and other international media outlets.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth is the Director of Mosaica, The Religious Peace Initiative and a core faculty member at Bar-llan University’s Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Program, at Tel Aviv University’s International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and at Hebrew University’s Coexistence in the Middle East summer program. He holds a Ph.D. from Bar-llan University’s Conflict Resolution Program. Roth is a regular lecturer for MEJDI and National Geographic and a certified court mediator. He studied for eight years in Yeshivat Har-Etzion during which time he received his Orthodox rabbinic ordination.



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