Bibliography of Published Material


Cannon, Mae Elise. A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on The Holy Land. (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017).

Cannon, Mae Elise, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah. Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014).

Cannon, Mae Elise. Just Spirituality: How Faith Practices Fuel Social Action. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013).

Cannon, Mae Elise. Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009).

Book Chapters

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Mischief Making in Palestine: American Protestant Christian Attitudes towards the Holy Land, 1917-1949,” Comprehending Christian Zionism: Perspectives in Comparison, eds. Goran Gunner and Robert O. Smith. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014).

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Love, Reconciliation, and the Solidarity of Pain,” Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins, ed. Charles Marsh, Peter Heltzel, and Peter Slade. (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2013).

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Strange Freedom: Existential and Social Liberation from a Christian Perspective,” Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace, ed. Paul Alexander (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012).

Cannon, Mae Elise and other contributors: Mark Oestreicher, Ian Morgan Cron, Scot McKnight, Kara Powell, Jason Barnhart, Mike King, Chris Folmsbee, and Pamela Erwin. A World Unbroken: Hope and Healing for a Shattered World. Barefoot Ministries. (Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2011).

Cannon, Mae Elise. “A Christian Perspective on Change: Personal and Societal Transformation.” Musalaha Manual for Reconciliation. (June 2011).


Teaching and Speaking

Cannon M. (September 2, 2016). Chistian Community Development Association. Streams of Living Water: Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace-building from the River Jordan to Your Backyard.

Cannon M. (July 12, 2016). Wild Goose Festival. (Hot Springs, NC). Workshop: Gender, Justice, & Palestine: Christians, Muslims, & Jews Working toward Freedom & Liberation for All with Shireen Hilal.

Cannon, M. (April 14, 2016). Festival of Faith & Writing. (Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI). Panel: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Writing Towards Shalom. With Shawn Graves, Drew Hart, and Peter Heltzel.

Cannon, M. (March 15, 2016). Bar-Ilan University. (Ramat Gan, Israel). “Peacebuilding from an Evangelical Perspective” Guest Speaker for Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation with Daniel Roth.

Cannon, M. (Feb 9-10, 2016). Montreat College Call to Action Week.  (Montreat, NC).  Chapel and Convocation talk, classroom speaker.

Cannon, M. (Nov 12, 2015). Christian Community Development Association Annual Conference. (Memphis, TN). Mainstage Talk on peacemaking in The Holy Land as a part of Pilgrimage to Peace (P2P) tour.

Cannon, M. (Nov 1-15, 2015). Pilgrimage to Peace Tour. Independently Organized. With Sami Awad (Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem) and Sahar Vardi (American Friends Service Committee, Jerusalem). White House National Security Staff and State Department (Washington, D.C.), Oakbrook Church (Reston, VA), Pastors Lunch (Chantilly, VA), Seattle Pacific University, University Presbyterian Church (Seattle, WA), Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Overlake Community Church (Redmond, WA), Kol HaNeshamah Synagogue (Seattle, WA), North Park University and Seminary (Chicago, IL); Rivercity Community Church (Chicago, IL); Evangelical Covenant Churches (Chicago, IL), Christian Community Development Association National Conference (Memphis, TN); Northminster Presbyterian (Bakersfield, CA), St Mathews Lutheran Church (Walnut Creek, CA)

Cannon, M. (October 25-27, 2015). Global Covenant of Religions (GCR) Research Meeting – Colgate University, New York. Launching meeting of Alliance of Research on Religion & Conflict (ARRC).

Cannon, M. (October 6-8, 2015). Conference on Islamophobia.(Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) Presentation: Evangelicalism and Islam: At the Crossroads.

Cannon, M. (October 9-10, 2015). The Apprentice Institute Annual Gathering. (Wichita, KS). Plenary: The Joy of the Social Justice Life.

Cannon, M. (September 18, 2015). Musalaha. Capacity Building Workshop with members of Aboud Village Council, Palestine.

Cannon, M. (June 4-6, 2-15). The Justice Conference. (Chicago, IL). Pre-Conference: Co-led Ending Global Poverty with Krisanne Vaillancourt-Murphy of Bread for the World.

Cannon, M. (April 23-25, 2015). Seattle Pacific University. Perkins Conference. Workshop Leader.

Cannon, M. (February 5, 2015). 63rd National Prayer Breakfast. Panel Speaker: Christian Unity in a Divided World with David Anderson and Barbara Williams-Skinner.

Bridgeway Community Church, MD. February 8, 2015. Sermon on “Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith.”

ECC Midwinter, January 26-30, 2015, Denver, CO. Workshop: Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Learning Experience) with Soong-Chan Rah and Lisa Sharon Harper

World Vision’s Hope for the Holy Land Tour (November 2-17, 2014).  Seattle Pacific University & Bellevue Presbyterian, Seattle, WA; Gonzaga University, 1st Presbyterian, & Whitworth University, Spokane, WA; Islamic Community Center, Phoenix, AZ; Mountain View Presbyterian & Pinnacle Presbyterian, Scottsdale, AZ; Pastors and Leaders Event, Austin, TX; Garland, TX; National Community Church & American University, D.C.; Youth with a Mission, Windermere, FL; Bridges Covenant, Tavares, FL; St. Luke’s Methodist, Orlando, FL; Northland, Longwood, FL.

The Justice Conference, 2014, Los Angeles. Plenary Panel: Transformational Justice in the Midst of Conflict: From Palestine to the DRC and Around the World & Pre-Conference Workshop: “Unfinished: The Church’s Work of Justice Around the World.”

World Vision’s Hope for the Holy Land Tour (January 25-February 10, 2014): Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Spokane, WA; CANADA: Nelson, BC; Strathmore, AB; Edmonton, AB, Prince Albert, SK; Minnedosa, MB; Winnipeg, MB

Evangelicals for Social Action’s “Impact: Holy Land,” Philadelphia, PA. (December 6, 2013). How to Foster Peace and Justice in the Holy Land.

Critical Ethnic Studies Conference. Chicago, IL. (September 19-21, 2013). Panel: Christian Evangelism Meets Critical Ethnic Studies.

Evangelicals for Social Action’s Follow.Jesus.2013. St. Davids, PA. (July 13, 2013). Workshop: Pursuing Peace With Justice in Israel and Palestine.

World Vision’s Hope for the Holy Land Tour (May 1-15, 2013). With Lynne Hybels and Sami Awad: Orange County Community Gathering (CA), Rock Harbor Church (Costa Mesa, CA), Rolling Hills Pastors and Leaders Gathering (Rolling Hills Estates, CA), Women of Vision Gathering (Laguna Beach, CA), Mt View Presbyterian Church (Scottsdale, AZ), Orangewood Church (Phoenix, AZ), San Francisco Community Event, Sacramento Pastors and Leader’s Luncheon, Sacramento Community Gathering (First Pres Sacramento, CA), True Vine Ministries (Oakland, CA), Menlo Park Pres Church (CA), East Bay Pastor’s & Leader’s Dinner (Walnut Creek, CA), San Diego Pastor’s Luncheon, North Coast Calvary Church (Carlsbad, CA), Lake Grove Presbyterian Church Committee and Small Gathering (Lake Oswego, OR), Village Baptist Community Event in Beaverton (Beaverton, OR ), Pastor’s & Leader’s Gathering (Lake Oswego, OR), Life Center Church (Tacoma, WA), Sammamish Presbyterian – Community Event (WA), Chapel & Pastor’s Event, World Vision HQ (Federal Way, WA)

World Vision’s Hope for the Holy Land Tour (September 18-30, 2012). With Lynne Hybels and Sami Awad: Kensington Church (Troy, MI); Story Conference (Chicago, IL); Willow Creek (Barrington, IL); Cincinnati Vineyard; Columbus Vineyard; Christ Presbyterian (Twin Cities, MN); Wheaton College; Bethel College; North Park College; and Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) Conference.

World Visions’ US Federal Way Chapel Service (June 20, 2012). God’s Heart for Righteousness and Justice.

Christ at the Checkpoint. Jerusalem, Israel. (March 8, 2012). Palestinian Christian Women Leaders.

World Vision Partner – Musalaha Reconciliation Workshop. Bet Jala. (March 2012). Active Listening and Team Building

Evangelical Covenant Church Pastors Conference. Chicago, IL. (Jan 30-Feb 2, 2012). The Role of the Church Today in the Holy Land.

National Meeting of American Academy of Religion (AAR). San Francisco, CA. (November 19-22, 2011). Mischief Making in Palestine.

Christianity in the Middle East Conference. Cornerstone Church, Livermore, CA. (November 2011). Plenary session Church in Egypt, Workshop: Work in Israel/Palestine.

4/14 Window Global Summit, Singapore. (September 2011)

Envision 2011: Caring for the Community of Creation. New York, NY. (June 17, 2011). Confessions of the Church: The Violation of Creation.

Musalaha (Reconciliation) and Holy Land Trust –Muslims and Christians from Bethlehem and Ramallah. Bethlehem Bible College, Bethlehem, Palestine. (May 6, 2011). Leadership Growth and Empowerment.

Musalaha (Reconciliation) – Palestinian Christians in the West Bank. Moon City Hotel, Jericho, Palestine. (April 29-30, 2011). Personal & Community Change and Transformation.

Musalaha. Almog Kibbutz, Israel. (March 24-26, 2011). Inspiring Change within Your Community. Musalaha (Reconciliation) – Messianic Jews, Arab Israelis, and West Bank Palestinians.

Nablus Anglican Episcopal Church. Haddad Community Center, Jenin, Palestine. (March 18, 2011). Life Together: Loving One Another in Community.

Musalaha (Reconciliation). InterContinental Hotel, Jericho, Palestine. (February 26-28, 2011). Muslims and Christians from Bethlehem: Provoking Community Change.


Popular Articles 

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Christian Women: Gifted to Lead.” Huffington Post. March 25, 2015.

Cannon, Mae Elise. Black Christian Leaders Series. Huffington Post. February 2015. One, Two, and Three.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Religious Persecution: The Tide of the 21st Century?.” Huffington Post. Sept 30, 2014.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “EU warned ‘time is almost up’ for children of Gaza.” The Parliament Magazine. October 9, 2014.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “All Dogs Go to Heaven: How Pets Draw Us Closer to God.” Huffington Post. February 10, 2014.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend.”  Huffington Post. November 3, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Holy Fire: Egyptian Christians Worship in Joy and Expectation.”  Huffington Post. October 3, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Why White Evangelical Churches Don’t Wear Hoodies.” Huffington Post. August 2, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “A Stone’s Throw from Prison: Child Detentions in the Palestinian Territories.” Prism. Vol. 19. No. 2 (March-April 2012): 23-27.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “A Revolution Unites: Will Interfaith Harmony Be Part of the Liberation of Egypt’s People.” Prism. Vol. 18. No. 3 (May-June 2011): 20-23; 44.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Deep Justice and Gender.” Arise. Christians for Biblical Equality. May 13, 2010.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Making a Difference: Besieged by Hope”. Prism. Vol. 16. No. 6 (November-December 2009): 7.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Three Decades Later: Credentialed Clergywomen in the Covenant (1997-2007)”. Covenant Quarterly. Vol. LXVII. No. 2 (May 2009): 45-55.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Trading Knives for a Double-Edged Sword: Inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola train to be prison missionaries.” Prism. Vol. 16. No. 1 (January-February 2009): 12-16.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Chicago Public Schools: The Growing Divide in Equal Education.” Hands On. North Park University (February 2008).

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Who Will Defend the Widows? The growing costs of long-term healthcare in the United States and why women are bearing the biggest burden.” Prism. Vol. 14. No. 6. (November-December 2007): 17-20.

Cannon, Mae Elise.  “Emerging Women Leaders.” E-Restorer. Christian Community Development Association (Summer 2007): 2.

Cannon, Mae Elise “Success Stories: CJ Gets a Home.” E-Restorer. Christian Community Development Association (Summer 2007): 6.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “(All) the Good News.” Prism. Vol. 14. No. 1 (January-February 2007).

Fisk, Mae Elise Cannon. “The New Baby Boom: A Look at the Growing and Morally Complicated World of In Vitro Fertilization.” Covenant Companion (October 2004): 10-11, 33.

Scholarly Articles

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Mischief Making in Palestine: American Protestant Christian Attitudes Toward the Holy Land: 1917-1949.” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. Vol. 7. No. 1 (June 2011): 49-66.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Book Review Essay: Christians and Zionism: Resources for Consideration.” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. Vol. 7. No. 1 (June 2011): 153-161.

Grill, Stephen E.; Rosenberger, William F.; Boyle, Karen; Cannon, Mae; Hallett, Mark. NeuroReport. “Perception of Timing of Kinesthetic Stimuli”. NeuroReport. Vol 9. No. 18 (December 1998): 4001-4005.

Book Reviews

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Review: The Heart of Religion.” Prism. Vol. 20. No. 4. (Summer 2013): 42.

Cannon, Mae Elise. Book Review: Blood Brother  by Elias Chacour with David Hazzard. CCDA Theological Journal. (2012): 129.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Book Review: Gospel of Matthew: God With Us.” Jan 2, 2012.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Book Review: Coming Together in the 21st Century by Curtiss Paul DeYoung”. Priscilla Papers. Christians for Biblical Equality. Vol. 25. No. 1. Winter 2011.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Review: Allah.” Prism. Vol. 18. No. 6. Nov/Dec 2011.

Mae Elise Cannon. “Book Review Essay: Christians and Zionism: Resources for Consideration.” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. Vol. 7. No. 1. June 2011: 153-161.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Book Review: Gospel of John – When Love Comes To Town.” Covenant Companion. April 2011.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Review: Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics”. Prism. Vol. 17. No. 1. January-February 2010.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Review: Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church.” Prism. May-June 2008.

Selected Blog Posts

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Watchman Nee: A Red Letter Christian.” August 3, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Beauty from Ashes: Welcoming the Stranger.” Women of Vision Blog. March 29, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “Leadership: Women Who Inspire.” Natasha Sistrunk Robinsons’ Blog. March 13, 2013.

Cannon, Mae Elise. “From Apathy to Advocacy.”  World Vision Blog. Feb 6, 2012.