Henry Siegman, a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress said, “Israel has crossed the threshold from ‘the only democracy in the Middle East to the only apartheid regime in the Western world.’” We have always viewed Israel’s democracy with great skepticism, but now, its Nation-State law validates its apartheid status. On Thursday, July […]
Last week, Sabeel held a one day retreat for the Nablus and Rafidia Bible study groups. The 26 young people taking part in the retreat visited the cities of Yafa, Lid and Ramleh. Lord, we give thanks for the young people who continue to gather around your Word and whose hearts are open to your […]
Sabeel Nazareth organized a one day workshop on ‘The Nakba’, the catastrophe that befell the Palestinian people in 1948. During this time more than 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly driven from their homes and 530 Palestinian villages and towns were destroyed. Lord, we continue to pray for perseverance for the people of Palestine as they struggle […]
Last Thursday, Sabeel co-hosted a workshop for over thirty Palestinian teachers to discuss the new Palestinian education curriculum which has already been introduced into schools this year. The workshop is the first step in a thorough review of the curriculum to ensure it conforms to the values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence aspired to in […]
This Sunday, Sabeel concluded a ten day educational visit for nine student activists from the African American and Native American indigenous communities. The visit included meetings with the local peace activists, exposure trips, meetings with Palestinian students and the Palestinian African community. The trip was jointly hosted with Diaspora Dialogue. Lord, we give thanks for […]
Sabeel is organizing their annual walk along the Contemporary Way of the Cross, in readiness for the holy season of Easter. This walk joins together the sufferings of Christ with the present-day sufferings of the Palestinians and connects the Stations of the Cross with contemporary issues of injustice in Israel and Palestine. God, we ask […]
Last Friday, Sabeel hosted a community Easter egg hunt in Bethlehem for children living in orphanages with over ninety children taking part in the event. God, we thank you for this opportunity to share joy with children whose lives have been blighted with sadness. We give thanks for the presence of your Holy Spirit for […]
The blessed season of Lent has begun around the world. Last Friday, Sabeel hosted an event in Jericho that brought 101 people from Nazareth and Jerusalem to connect and reflect on the meaning of Lent in Palestine and Israel. We pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide participants of the programs and that […]
On Friday, Sabeel held a one day retreat for the Nablus, Rafidia and Jericho Bible study groups. The 40 young people visited the Jordan River, the Mount of Temptations and the home of Zacchaeus in Jericho. Lord, we give thanks for the young people who continue to gather around your word and learn your teachings of […]
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my book and to review it. I also want to thank you for your openness and frankness. I appreciate your commitment to justice and peace for our Palestinian people. I would like to express my respect for your work and scholarship. I was brought […]
Sabeel Nazareth office organized a get-together for their Young Adults Nazareth group. The group reflected on the meaning of Christmas and looked back on the programs of 2017. They even started brainstorming ideas for 2018!
We give thanks for the fellowship experienced during the Sabeel Annual Ecumenical Christmas Dinner. We are grateful for the amazing Al Rua’ Choir, the dedication of our Jerusalem committee, and for our many friends who made the Christmas dinner a success. We ask for the ecumenical spirit to be strengthened in the world “so in […]
Sabeel Nazareth organized an ecumenical worship service in Nazareth. People from different backgrounds came together in prayer and worship.
Sabeel Nazareth organized a volunteer activity focused on decorating the center for people with special needs. The Young Adults of Sabeel performed this program in preparation for advent.
Sabeel Nazareth organized an open meeting with the Anglican Church in Nazareth. The meeting included a bible study and an open discussion on the city of Nazareth.
Dear Friends, During this Christmas Season, we pause to give thanks and praise to the gracious and loving God for the coming of Jesus Christ through whom we have come to know God’s true nature of LOVE. In Christ we know that God’s love extends to all people and embraces all. We know that God […]
Sabeel led a tour for a group of local expatriates in both Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Below is a report on the tour by one of the participants: Our tour was a day of contrasts and divisions, barriers and walls—and inspiration and hope. It allowed us to see both the past, through the ruins of a […]
December 2nd , Sabeel held another educational trip for women from Jerusalem to visit Haifa and Tiberius. The purpose of the trip was to build friendships and networks among the community in Jerusalem.
On Friday, November 3, 2017 130 people gathered at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem, as Sabeel, together with Bilda (Swedish Christian Study Centre), The Educational Bookshop and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute hosted a book launch to introduce Rev. Naim Ateek’s latest work, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation; The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict (Orbis, […]
Sabeel organized for our friends and partner at Menonite Central Committee a 3 hour tour in Jerusalem. During the tour we visited the village of LIfta, the French Hill settlement and the Sabeel office. The high light of the tour was meeting three young children from the camp and listen to their stories. Prayers and […]
November 22nd, Sabeel Nazareth, launched the book “The History of Palestine, pre-Islam” by Fuad Farah. The new book sheds light on the land and the history often neglected by many historians.
November 18th, Sabeel Nazareth organized a solidarity visit for over 50 people to the City of Hebron. The trip included morning devotions at the Russian Orthodox Church, the only Church in Hebron. The morning devotions were led by Bishop AttAllah Hanna. The day trip included a visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a tour […]
November 15th, Sabeel Organized a day trip to the city of Yaffa for 15 Bible study facilitators. The purpose of the trip was to strengthen the friendships among our bible study leaders and offer a one day fun trip. The group learned about the history of Yaffa pre the NAKBA of 1948.
November 7th, Sabeel held its Clergy annual retreat at the City of Haifa. The theme of the clergy’s spiritual retreat was “how should the Church deal with the “Other””. Sabeel also held lectures by lay people to represent the concerns of the community. The Retreat included a visit to the occupied Golan Heights with a […]
St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem A Liturgy of Penance and Hope Nov. 2, 2017, 5 pm Thank you, Amos Trust, for taking this initiative and planning this important service that laments the past and looks in hope to the future. In particular, I would like to thank Canon Garth Hewitt, the founder of Amos Trust, and […]
November 1st- November 10th, Sabeel organized its” Fall Witness Visit” with the theme of Challenging Christian Zionism. The nine day witness visit included visits to refugee camps, theological centers, worship with local communities and an exposure to Palestinian Liberation Theology. Click here for a more detailed report.
October 30th, Sabeel held an educational trip for women from Jerusalem to visit Haifa and Tiberius. The purpose of the trip was to build friendships and networks among the community in Jerusalem.
September 27th, Sabeel organized an open discussion meeting with Bishop Atallah Hanna from the Greek Orthodox Church. The meeting was well attended and all spoke freely on what they saw the challenges of the church today. We started the meeting withprayers and reflections on” the feast of the cross”.