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 Bible study models were presented, and participants learned about ways to lead studies by using workshops, interactive methods, and through the incorporation of Liberation Theology so as to better relate scripture to people’s daily lives. A second training session will occur in April to follow-up with the newly trained facilitators, and to focus more on how to spread Liberation Theology within their communities.