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Sabeel Christmas Message 2014

Sabeel Christmas Message 2014 “Do not be afraid…” (Luke 2:10) From a Palestinian world view, there are certain similarities between the political conditions in Palestine during the times of Jesus’ birth and the political situation in Palestine today.  There is a flagrant occupation that dominates and oppresses people; and there are words that describe what people go through: fear, insecurity,…

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Sabeel Youth Programme – Hike through Palestine

Youths’ Adventurous Hike through Palestine ‘A hike from the Nabi Musa complex to Mar Saba Monastery took place on 8th November 2014 with 15 participants from Sabeel Jerusalem. Some new faces took part and the group was a mix of local and international youth. Moreover, the new Interim Executive Director at Sabeel, Rev. William Roberts, joined and had a perfect…

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5 ‘Virgins’ Challenge 5000 Christian Zionist Marchers in Jerusalem

5 ‘Virgins’ Challenge 5000 Christian Zionist Marchers in Jerusalem Amid the ranks of Israeli military troops in this year’s annual Jerusalem March strode a colourful and vocal group of international Christian Zionists. Waving their countries’ flags, wearing their national costumes, and carrying signs in various languages, including Hebrew, they showered Israeli onlookers with blessings and greetings—with special praise for the…

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Sabeel’s Women’s Programme visit to Haifa & Akko

A Day in Haifa and Akko On Friday, September 21st, 15 women joined Sabeel for a day trip to Haifa for a tour of the Baha’i Gardens.  The breath-taking gardens offered serene tranquillity and lifted our spirits.  Our second stop was the Greek Catholic Church’s organization, “House of Grace”.  We heard about the history of the church, and the good…

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Sabeel Nazareth Activities May – July 2014

Sabeel Nazareth Activities May – July 2014 Women In May, Sabeel Nazareth held a visioning meeting with over 70 women in the women’s group. In addition, the group gave 5 sessions at St. Joseph’s Seminary High School called “Building Bridges” in order to decrease the generational gap and preserve memories as a people. In the June monthly meeting of women,…

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Sabeel Statement August 7th: How do we end this destructive cycle and achieve a just and durable peace?

How do we end this destructive cycle and achieve a just and durable peace? According to the United Nations, after 29 days of “surgical” and “precision” bombardment from land, sea and air, as many as 1814 people in Gaza have been killed, over 85 percent of which are civilians, including 408 children. On the Israeli side, 64 soldiers and 3…

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Sabeel Statement: For the sake of the burning children of Gaza

Sabeel Statement: For the sake of the burning children of Gaza One of the most common refrains repeated by President Obama and other western leaders since the beginning of Israel’s massive military offensive against Gaza is, “Israel has the right to defend itself.”  This refrain is not new and has been declared so often, it has become a cliché.  Some…

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Sabeel Jerusalem – Recent Activities

16th May 2014: Educational Trip to Ein Hod commemorating day of the Nakba. 27th May 2014: Community Forum following Pope Francis’ visit to Jerusalem. 20th June 2014: Women’s Retreat in Haifa.

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For such a time as this, what is required?

For such a time as this, what is required? A response to recent events by Revd Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem. ‘For the last three months, approximately 200 Palestinian administrative detainees have been on a hunger strike to protest their detention without charge or trial. ‘On May 15, 2014, on Nakba day, a few weeks…

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Sabeel in Ikrith – Remembering the Nakba

Sabeel in Ikrith – Remembering the Nakba ‘Sabeel took 17 of its young adult participants to the depopulated village of Ikrith on Saturday, April 5, for an overnight educational trip. Ikrith, a Palestinian Christian village located in the Upper Galilee, was seized and its residents evictedby the Israeli military after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. After…

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