Working For Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel
Sabeel works for a just peace for the people of Palestine and Israel. Started by Palestinian Christians, Sabeel promotes non-violence and reconciliation. Friends of Sabeel UK is working in Britain to support that vision.
Justice and peace in the Middle East will only happen with the cooperation of all the faith communities in the region. Sabeel, a grassroots ecumenical liberation theology organisation based in Jerusalem, encourages this cooperation. Its work involves:
Exploring the meaning of the Gospel in the Palestinian situation.
Supporting the Palestinian Christian community.
Working for a more accurate international awareness of the suffering of the Palestinian people.
The word Sabeel is Arabic. It means ‘the way.’ It can also mean a spring or channel of living water.
Merger of Friends of Sabeel UK and Kairos Britain
Efforts to support the Palestinian Christian community combined
In the early part of 2017 the Management Committee of Kairos Britain and the Trustees of Friends of Sabeel UK voted in favour of merging the two organisations. The merger had the support of both Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem.
It was felt that the advocacy work undertaken by Kairos Britain would be strengthened by the Theology of Liberation for the Palestinian Christian community that Sabeel has developed over the last 70 years. In addition the Liberation Theology of Sabeel would benefit from the advocacy work that Kairos Britain engages in and the merger would allow the development of a joint advocacy programme which would have a significant impact in the UK.