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News from Sabeel: September 2017

News from Sabeel Salaam Palestine, 31st August 2017 Salaam Palestine, a dedicated friends of Palestine Group in Japan concluded their 10 day trip to Palestine and Israel at Sabeel. The 26 member group both visited Holy places and made solidarity visits to Palestinian communities suffering from the 50 year old occupation. NCCOP- Sabeel, 4th September 2017 On Monday, September 4th…

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Al-Aqsa Mosque Visit – 27th July

Al-Aqsa Mosque Visit Since Friday July 14th, Palestinians have been expressing unity and solidarity in opposing Israel’s decisions to impose new security measures on worshippers entering Al-Aqsa mosque, changing the status quo, agreed upon for the site since 1967. On Thursday 27th July, both Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center led a delegation of Palestinian Church and community leaders to…

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Sabeel Conference Report: Jesus Christ Liberator – Then and Now; Facing the legacy of injustice

Jesus Christ Liberator – Then and Now Facing the legacy of injustice 10th Sabeel International Conference March 2017 I set off to journey to Palestine and Israel to attend Sabeel’s 10th International Conference with some anxiety due to the deteriorating situation in that land.  I have visited Palestine several times before and love the people and the spiritual significance of…

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News from Sabeel – May/June 2017

News from Sabeel: May-June 2017 Solidarity prayer services / women’s meetings / clergy & wives’ retreat / Bible study facilitators’ meeting / youth meeting / Pentecost open forum / trips to Golan Heights. Read about these and more by clicking here.

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Sabeel’s 10th International Conference – Conference Summary

Jesus Christ Liberator: Then & Now Facing the Legacy of Injustice The 10th International Sabeel Conference 7th-13th March 2017 In March the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center hosted its 10th International Conference titled ‘Jesus Christ Liberator: then & now’. The conference lasted for 6 days, split between the southern West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Galilee. The occasion for the conference was…

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Sabeel International Conference 2017 – Report

Jesus Christ Liberator, Then & Now Report on Sabeel’s 10th International Conference held in March 2017 I have never before been to a conference that was so full of instructive site visits, incredible testimonies from Jews, Christians and Muslims, huge amounts of information, early starts, late nights and little sleep! There was no time to write up blogs or reflect…

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Half a Century of Occupation – What Next?

Sabeel statement commemorating fifty years of occupation Half a Century of Occupation – What Next? On June 5, 2017, Palestinians all around the world will commemorate fifty years of occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Palestinians will remember that these 50 years were only the second stage of the Nakba (catastrophe) of Palestine when…

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Sabeel Christmas Message 2016

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will towards men and women Sabeel Christmas Message, 2016 Dear Friends, Christmas is a time of joy.  Amid the sorrows and hardships of daily life, we need the Christmas spirit, the good news and gladness of Christmas.  The birth of Jesus Christ gives us joy and hope, ‘to you…

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The Challenge of Jubilee

The Challenge of Jubilee ‘…to bring good news to the poor… to proclaim release to the captives… recovery of sight to the blind …to let the oppressed go free…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Jubilee).’ The last fifty years have brought untold suffering upon our Palestinian people.  Our only crime was to say ‘no’ to the occupation of…

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Stuttgart Statement by Friends of Sabeel in Europe

Stuttgart Statement by Friends of Sabeel in Europe Friends of Sabeel from France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK, gathered in Stuttgart from 12 to 14 October 2016, together with Omar Haramy from the Sabeel office in Jerusalem. We shared our diverse experiences and visions and although our contexts differ, were happy to learn from each other, and envision further…

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