Statements

Naksa

Half a Century of Occupation – What Next?   On June 5, 2017, Palestinians all around the world will commemorate fifty years of occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Palestinians will remember that these 50 years were only the second stage of the Nakba (catastrophe) of Palestine when Israel […]

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عيد الميلاد المجيد 2016

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 […]

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Sabeel Christmas Message, 2016

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 […]

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The Challenge of Jubilee

“…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 […]

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Bishop Edmond Browning

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 […]

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Sabeel’s Open Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury

In a BBC news interview, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, erroneously cited anti-Christian Muslim extremism as the primary cause of the Palestinian Christian exodus from the Holy Land. Below is an open letter from Sabeel founder/director Naim Ateek in Jerusalem, followed by links to a letter from Kairos Palestine coordinator, Rifat Odeh Kassis, and […]

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A Human Tragedy Called Gaza

A Human Tragedy Called Gaza The picture of the human tragedy in Gaza is appalling. In the space of a few days, the Israeli army managed to kill 126 Palestinians and injure over 300. Over 40 of those killed were children. On the Israeli side, 2 soldiers and one civilian were killed and 7 injured. […]

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Sabeel‘s Statement on 40 Years of Israeli Occupation

A Message from Jerusalem 26 March, 1999 We Palestinian Christians of the Holy Land dedicate this day, Friday, March 26, 1999, as a day of prayer and fasting for our city Jerusalem. Jerusalem today, is an occupied city. It came under Israeli sovereignty by a unilateral Israeli decision that violates international law and the consensus […]

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Sabeel‘s Statement on the Sixth War on Lebanon

THE MADNESS OF WAR Hizballah and Israel The pain! I can’t bear the pain! My heart! My heart is beating wildly! I can’t keep quiet; I hear the trumpets and the shouts of battle. One disaster follows another; the whole country is left in ruins. Suddenly our tents are destroyed; their curtains are torn to […]

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Sabeel‘s Statement on the Israeli Invasion of Gaza, June 28, 2006

ISRAEL’S SUMMER RAINS The Arrogance of Power “For [God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45). In Palestine, rain does not fall in the summer. It falls during the rainy season between November and March. People wait with eagerness […]

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