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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 3rd August 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 3rd August 2017 Although Israel continues to impose restrictions on access to Al-Aqsa Mosque, there have been some victories as a result of the protests, including that the metal detectors and some cameras have been removed. There were prayers inside the mosque on Friday, with as many as 10,000 worshippers participating. Sabeel and Kairos Palestine…

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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 Wave of Prayer – Thursday 27th July 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 27th July 2017 Since last Friday, there have been mainly nonviolent protests in Jerusalem as a result of Israel’s decision to impose new security measures on worshippers entering Al-Aqsa mosque, changing the status quo of the site. Palestinian Muslims have refused to enter the mosque and are non-violently praying in the surrounding streets. Israeli police…

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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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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 20th July 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 20th July 2017 Last Friday, three men from the Palestinian town of Umm al-Fahm inside Israel were killed after shooting and killing two Israeli Druze police officers at the checkpoint at the entrance to Haram Al-Sharif. As a response, Israel has implemented collective punishment through actions like closing Al-Aqsa mosque, requiring that worshippers go through…

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New Book: Consequences by Warren Bardsley

Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour By Warren R Bardsley Details of Warren’s book which is due to be published in September 2017 can be found here. Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour by Warren R Bardsley  

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Book review: A Line in the Sand by James Barr

A Line in the Sand by James Barr Review by Colin Chapman ‘This book seeks to explain how many of the problems of the Middle East in the last century can be traced back to the colonial ambitions of Britain and France and in particular to the ‘venomous rivalry’ between them in their struggle for mastery of the region. It…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 13th July 2017

Sabeel Wave of Prayer – Thursday 13th July 2017 Ranan, a member of our Sabeel family who works at the office in Jerusalem, got married last Friday. Her wedding was a wonderful celebration with lots of friends and family members. She and her husband, Alex, will be leaving for their honeymoon in Sri Lanka next week. Lord, we thank you for…

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Open letter from National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches

Open letter from National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches 12th June 2017 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. (Isa. 1:17) Background As we meet this month in Bethlehem in occupied Palestine, we are still suffering from 100 years of injustice and oppression that were inflicted on the Palestinian people beginning with the unjust and unlawful…

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Friends of Sabeel UK Board Members

Friends of Sabeel UK Board Members At the Friends of Sabeel UK (FOSUK) Annual General Meeting held in Oxford on 17th June, the following elections and appointments were made to the Board: Karen Fairfax-Cholmeley Miranda Pinch Jenny Richardson Chris Rose Miranda was co-opted to the Board following the 2016 AGM and was formally appointed at this year’s AGM. Karen, Jenny and Chris…

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