March 19– In light of the theme of our spring Cornerstone issue “Towards Jerusalem,” Sabeel hosted an open forum on Jerusalem for the local community to weigh in on the topic and express their concerns about the current political situation in the Holy City. The timing could not have been better, as Holy week was fast approaching, and on the minds of the local Christian community was the violence that often happens this week due to the restrictions Israel imposes on accessing churches for the holiday celebrations and worship. Founder of Sabeel Rev. Naim Ateek led the forum, which was the last of a two-part series on Jerusalem. He spoke about the importance of the city and highlighted what the Bible says about Jerusalem.