This edition of Sabeel’s “Cornerstone” publication is focused on interfaith and inter-religious dialogue. The issue features viewpoints from writers with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. From the outset, it is important that we establish the difference between interfaith and inter-religious dialogue. It is entirely possible to be in an interfaith situation without dialogue, simply standing in solidarity alongside those of another […]
Sabeel Christmas Message 2018 “Do not be afraid, for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…” (Luke 2:10) Dear Friends, As we look back on 2018, we see that it has been a very difficult year in Palestine. It has been another year in which refugees were […]
Sabeel is holding its annual Ecumenical Clergy Retreat this week Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th of November. The retreat will take place at the Carmelite Convent of Stella Maris on Mt. Carmel in Haifa. A number of distinguished clergy and lay people will lead the sessions. We pray dear Lord for your blessing on this Retreat […]
Why this topic? Why now? Why is Sabeel, a Palestinian Liberation Theology Center, publishing on the crisis of sexual harassment in Palestinian society? Some readers may be uncomfortable with this topic being tackled while we are still suffering under the weight of the Occupation. Why do we want to “air our dirty laundry?” Will sharing […]
Our colleague and friend, Andraous, celebrated his wedding this week. We rejoice with him and his wife, Diana, on this blessed occasion. Lord, we ask you to watch over Andraous and Diana and to grant them every blessing as they start their life together as a married couple. Be with all couples and continue to […]
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 […]
A Sabeel book launch on “Nakba ” The story of Palestinians who remained in Haifa and Galilee By Dr. Adel Manna.
The Sabeel Nazareth Women program meets with Mrs Neala Libbes. Ms. Libbes is a researcher of Palestinian women’s lyrical heritage.
Sabeel Nazareth organized a book launch with Rev. Prof. Hanna Katanashu «The Gospel of John with a Different View».
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 […]