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.

Friends of Sabeel & Kairos Britain Conference 2018, 30th June, Oxford

We are excited to announce that Revd Naim Ateek, prominent Palestinian Theologian, Father of Palestinian Liberation Theology, the founder of Sabeel Theological Center Jerusalem, a co-author of the Palestinian Kairos Document, and the author of several important books such as Justice and Only Justice and A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation, will be speaking at our 2018 conference.

Saturday 30th June – Oxford

Save the date!

Details and booking information to follow.

 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.

Kairos Britain is a network of individuals, organisations and faith communities formed in response to the Kairos Palestine document, ‘A moment of truth’. The network continues the work of the Christians who met on Iona in May 2012 and issued the Iona call to the Christian communities in Britain.

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.

You can read the full details of the merger here.