رسالة السبيل بمناسبة عيد الميلاد المجيد 2016 المجد لله في الأعالي وعلى الأرض السلام وبالناس المسرة ،إخوتي وأخواتي الاحباء عيد الميلاد المجيد هو عيد المحبة والفرح والسلام، نحتفل به سنوياً بالرغم من صعوبات الحياة ومآسيها. إن روح الميلاد يملؤنا ويملأ أهلنا وأحباءنا بشعور الفرح والابتهاج. أَلَم تبشر الملائكة الرعاة بفرح عظيم وتنادي بالسلام والمحبة […]
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 […]
“…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 […]
On August 8th, 2016 Sabeel office in Jerusalem had the 1st bible study session for the community. thirty two participants came to participate with Ms. Cedar Duaybis and to reflect on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Despite the big number of the participants the presenter was able to engage the participants and […]
On July 28th, 2016 Sabeel had the 1st bible study session for a Jerusalem group of young women. Six women participated in the this session. Nadine Bitar, a youth ministry graduate reflected on the importance of living the word of God in our daily life giving examples from both the Hebrew scriptures and the New […]
Bishop Edmond Browning’s Funeral Trinity Cathedral Portland, OR July 19, 2016 On behalf of SabeeI and Friends of Sabeel I would like to express my deepest condolences and sincere sympathies to Patti Browning and to all the Browning family. We share your grief. We also loved Bishop Browning; and we give thanks to God for […]
Le Courage de changer de Direction « Jean-Baptiste, dans sa prison, entendit parler des oeuvres du Christ. Alors il envoya quelques-uns de ses disciples demander à Jésus : « Es-tu le Messie qui doit venir ou devons-nous attendre quelqu’un d’autre ? » Jésus leur répondit : « Allez raconter à Jean ce que vous entendez et voyez : les aveugles voient, les boiteux marchent, les […]
On July 22nd, 2016 Sabeel held the third training meeting for Bible Study Facilitators at the Latin Church in Zababdeh. Two young men and 4 young women attended the meeting from Ramallah, Bethlehem, Zababdeh and Jerusalem. Each Facilitator was asked to prepare two of Jesus’ parables from the Bible. We were amazed at the way […]
Sabeel organized a field visit to the city of Nazareth on Friday, July 15, 2016. The visit included a tour to Mary of Nazareth International Center. During the tour our group watched a high-tech film on Mary’s childhood up to the annunciation, ending with the mystery of the Ressurection. After lunch we visited Nasijona organization that […]
Sabeel Nazareth organized a two day retreat in Jerusalem on Palestinian Liberation Theology. Founding members of Sabeel, Rev. Naim Ateek and Ms. Cedar Duaybis led the two day retreat.
Eilaboon is an Arab Palestinian village inside Israel. The village is located on the far west-side of the Sea of Galilee. It is inhabited by Christians and Muslims, with a population of 5000 people. The village was occupiedby the Israeli forces on October 30th 1948. A massacre took placeafter the village surrendered. The inhabitants of […]
Inspired by the successful book launch of “Haifa” Sabeel Nazareth organized an educational tour to the city of Haifa. The Participants walked in the city and listened to stories and testimonies from the people who have remained, and escaped the forced eviction of the Jewish militias.
“Haifa” – a book by Dr. Johnny Mansour Sabeel Nazareth launched the book “Haifa” by Dr. Johnny Mansour in a large public event. The new book on the history of Jewish-Arab life in Haifa contains valuable anecdotes and facts, and represents the richness of the city’s pre-Ottoman past and the occupation of 1948.
Sabeel held its annual retreat for clergy and their spouses at the International Marie de Nazareth Center in Nazareth. This time together is held annually as an opportunity for clergy and their wives from Israel and Palestine to exchange post-Easter greetings and this time to reconnect with Rev. Naim Ateek as he shares Sabeel’s future […]
Stories from Beisan Mr. Sami Sima’an, a refugee from the town of Beisan, met the community of Sabeel Nazareth to share his story. The meeting was emotional as Mr. Sima’an recalled his memories of Beisan and the way he was forced out of his home. the audience, being themselves refugees, reflected on their experience of […]
The youth visited sha’ab village as part of learning their history. The visitincluded a tour in the Orthodox Church with Father Nasser. Father Nasser shared the history of the church and thevillage. Most of Sha’ab’s original residents became internally displaced refugees, settling in nearby Arab villages, predominantly in Majd al-Krum and Sakhnin. Israel exerts pressure […]
Sabeel young women’s gatherings are held to promote the sisterhood and solidarity among the each other and be a testimony to the strength and beauty of Christ-centered friendship.
Sabeel organized an international witness visit from the 10th to the 18th of May 2016 with the theme Living Together – An Interfaith Mosaic – A Window into the Religious Communities Living in The Land of The Holy One. This past week, 25 international Friends of Sabeel have been participating in the Sabeel Spring Witness […]
Fr. Suhail Khoury led a bible study on the meaning of lent and Easter to a group of children in Nazareth.
Sabeel women at the Heritage Museum of Nazareth In April 2016, Mr. Khaled Awad led the women`s group of Sabeel on a tour to the Nazareth Heritage Museum. The tour was a journey to the past to rediscover the Palestinian history of Nazareth.
During the month of April, Sabeel hosted a community Easter egg hunt in Bethlehem for children living in orphanages. The hunt was planned for mid-April so as to fall between both the Western and Eastern celebrations of Easter. God, we thank you for this opportunity to share joy and happiness with children whose lives have […]
While at the home, participants played games and sang songs with the residents, accompanied by several Franciscan Monks. Afterwards, the group met with Nabil Masou, a teacher of Religious Studies, for a Lenten Bible study and reflection.
Charles Eugène de Foucauld was a French Catholic priest who lived for many years among the communities of the Middle East. During the years 1898 and 1901 he lived in the city of Nazareth among the Palestinian people. Nazareth was a place that moved him deeply. The whole life of Charles de Foucauld was shaped […]
The Sabeel Nazareth office organized an educational trip to the villages of Hurfeish & Buqei’a. Both villages are unique due to the religious diversity among their inhabitants. Druze, Muslims, Jews and Christians live and coexist peacefully in the villages. In the midst of rising religious extremism tensions in the Middle -East we find it important […]
On Tuesday, March 15, Sabeel held its annual Way of the Cross. This is a walk through the Old City in Jerusalem along the Stations of the Cross, connecting each station with a current struggle or point of suffering for Palestinians. There were 52 people in attendance, including an ecumenical representation of three priests from […]
On Tuesday, March 8, a women’s Lenten program was held in Bethlehem. Because this day was also International Women’s Day, the program had a special focus on women in the bible. A young female theologian, Nadine Bitar, gave a lecture discussing the role of women in the Old and New Testament, emphasizing that Jesus raised […]
Sabeel hosted our second session to train facilitators for bible studies. It was held in Ramallah, and participants came from both Jerusalem and the West Bank in order to learn how to better lead local bible studies. Lord, we thank you for the opportunity to continue training leaders within the community who will be able […]
Sabeel organized a two-day training for Bible study facilitators on March 3-4. Both Palestinian and Israeli Christians were in attendance, coming from Zababdh, Beit Jalla, Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and the Galilee. Local theologians led the training, coming from various denominations and backgrounds. Women’s voices were also represented, and about 27 individuals were trained. Different […]
Luke 15 / 11-32 …“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him”… As part of the Sabeel Nazareth women`s contextual bible study group a meeting was held to reflect on […]
On Wednesday, February 16, a women’s Lenten program was held in Jericho. This was both a spiritual retreat, and an opportunity to learn about, and reflect on, the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis had declared. The women shared personal stories about mercy from their own lives after the discussion, and grew closer as a […]