This year, like every year, Sabeel concluded2014 with an EcumenicalChristmas Dinner.There were232 people who joined us at the TerraSancta parish hall in Jerusalem.

After the unfortunate events throughout the year, Sabeel took the opportunity to prepare for the New Year andrejoice and breakbread as one Christian community in peace. The attendeesenjoyed good food, excellent company, and themusical talents of a local band called “Siwan.” Our MC for the evening, Sabeel memberWassefDaher, was excellent in facilitating and introducing the different features of the program.The Sabeel Christmas message from Reverend Naim Ateek was read by one of our Board members, Estephan Salameh, and the Bible readings were read by two young people (Alaa Asbah and Abeer Ladaa) who came from Ramallah to share with us this lovely evening. Reverend William Roberts, our new Interim Executive Director, was introduced to the Sabeel community; he then spoke to the participants and led them in a joyous song, there were also Christmas carols from the different church traditions in which the people participated, followed by popular songs played by the band joined by everybody present.., and then filed out of the hall with Christmas blessings from the many clergy who were with us.