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5th Sunday in Lent

Philippians 3: 4b-14 & John 12:1-8 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight O Lord our strength and our redeemer. I am thankful to God for the privilege I had in serving this Cathedral and especially the Palestinian congregation in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I […]

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On the 15th of February 2019, a meeting for the facilitators of the different bible study groups from across the West Bank was held in Jericho to discuss plans for 2019

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On the 4th of February 2019, a number of Jerusalemites gathered together to reflect on the Parable of Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27). This meeting is in continuation of the parable study series that Sabeel is conducting, once a month, for the “The Bible in our daily life” program.

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On 1st of February 2019, the Sabeel young women started their full year of activities by meeting at Tantour to discuss the topic:  The importance of God among the challenges of today. The talk was given by Ms. Nadine Bitar.

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On the 16th of December 2018, Sabeel organized the yearly Ecumenical Christmas dinner. This year Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem gave the Christmas message.

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On the 3rd of December 2018, Sabeel organized an advent meeting to prepare oneself for Christmas. Fr. Issa Thalijeha, the parish priest of the Orthodox church in Bethlehem, gave the talk. The session started by having the traditional dish of Burbara, celebrating the feast of St. Barbara.

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On the 18th of November 2018, Sabeel’s young women group travelled to Haifa where they took part in a workshop on “Steps toward change”. Mrs. Farha Mchool, gave the talk, and she helped the women to accept themselves and how to change their life into the better.

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On the 29th of October 2018, the Jerusalemite Christian community gathered together to reflect on the Parable of The Servant and the Master (Luke 12:35-38), in the parables study series Sabeel is conducting, once a month. This time the gathering took place at Sister of Zion convent in Ain Karem.  

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On the 12th and 13th of October 2018, a number of bible study group facilitators from all around the West bank and from different churches gathered for 2 days of training, talking about strategies and skills to aid them in running a Bible study group.

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On the 8th of October 2018, the Jerusalemite Christian community gathered together to reflect on the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21), in continuation to the parables study series that Sabeel is conducting, once a month

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On the 24th of September 2018, Sabeel’s young women’s group met at the Scottish Guest House, to talk about: Women’s needs in the society they live in. Haya Da’dess was the moderator of the meeting, and she was able, through different exercises, to thaw the ice between the women and in this way, they were […]

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On the 11th of September 2018, the first meeting of “the holy bible in our daily life” program for the Jerusalemite Christian community started by studying the parable of the Builders (Luke 6:16-49). It was the first parable reflected on in a parable study series that will take place on a monthly basis at the […]

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Sabeel Nazareth held a second volunteer session for autistic children on the 15th December 2018. The session was one of the most distinctive with a lot of love and tenderness.

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On the 14th of December 2019 Sabeel Nazareth celebrated Christmas with an ecumenical prayer service.

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Sabeel Nazareth held a Christmas workshop for women on the 7th December 2018, the title was “The Joy of Giving”

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Sabeel Nazareth ran the first Youth Christmas Volunteer session for people with special needs on 31st November 2018.

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In October 2018 there was a joint event between Sabeel Nazareth and Nasijona. The film “Hala Lewin” was shown which spoke about racism in society and had a great impact, especially after the municipal elections in Nazareth  

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Sabeel Nazareth organized a discussion panel about the new Israeli Nation State (Basic) law which was passed in July 2018. There were good discussions about the law and its repercussions.

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On the 11th May 2018, Sabeel women met together to talk about the “Nakba” – from the beginning to the present day. In addition, they talked on how to raise awareness of the events, especially among the new generation.

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On the 13th April 2018, educational specialist Sonia Marshi talked about the book “Masayat” written by Dr Hatem Khoury. In her talk she connected the contents of the book to the violence which is spreading in the city of Nazareth and explained the causes of the violence.

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Sabeel Nazareth community group went to Jerusalem on the 20th March 2018, on pilgrimage: they visited different churches, and at the end they joined the Jerusalem Group in the Contemporary Way of Cross.

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On 9th March 2018, Mira Eilouti gave a talk on the subject of “Self-awareness and the challenges women face in social and church life”. This talk was given on the occasion of Mother’s Day and World Women’s day.

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On 28th February 2018, the Sabeel Center in Nazareth hosted the historian and researcher Dr Johnny Mansour to present his latest book on the Balfour Declaration.

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On the 9th February 2018, Sabeel Nazareth and Sabeel Jerusalem organized a trip to Jericho in preparation for lent.

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Staying in the Conversation

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 […]

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Sabeel Christmas Message 2018

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 […]

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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 […]

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#Me_Too

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 […]

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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 […]

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Israel Nation-State Law

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 […]

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