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12th of May 2022 After more than twenty years of legal proceedings, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled, on Wednesday the 4th of May, that the area of Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills is now a closed military zone. This ruling means that the Israeli army can forcibly transfer 1,200 Palestinians living in […]

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5.5.22 This year the Eid al-Fitr holiday will be celebrated by Muslims in Palestine and Israel on Monday the 2nd of May. The three-day feast marks the end of 30 days of fasting from dawn to dusk during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Many Palestinians will try to cross the Israeli military checkpoints to visit […]

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28.4.22 Last weekend the Holy Saturday Service was celebrated across the Holy Land. Thousands of Palestinian Christians and pilgrims celebrated the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Resurrection – Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, even though the Israeli authorities had imposed new restrictions on attendance. The authorities sought to limit participation to 1,000 worshippers, […]

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21.4.22 This year the Eastern Orthodox Church, following the Julian calendar, this week, will be preparing to celebrate Easter on Sunday, the 24th of April. Lord, we give thanks as the joyful Easter celebrations take place from different church traditions. We come before the Son of God, crucified and risen, with enduring hope and thankfulness […]

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This year the Eastern Orthodox Church, following the Julian calendar, this week, will be preparing to celebrate Easter on Sunday, the 24th of April.   Lord, we give thanks as the joyful Easter celebrations take place from different church traditions. We come before the Son of God, crucified and risen, with enduring hope and thankfulness [...]

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14.4.22 This week’s Kumi Now considered the issue of the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes. Building permits are rarely granted to Palestinians by the Israeli authorities so they have to build without permits. They may then be forced to demolish their own homes to avoid incurring high demolition costs. Palestinian homes and buildings may […]

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7.4.22 Last week’s Kumi Now focused on Palestinian minors in Israeli military courts as we remembered Palestinian Children’s Day on Tuesday, the 5th of April. As of December 2021 there are 145 children held as security prisoners inside Israel (militarycourtwatch.org) and Israeli soldiers carry out ten or more search and arrest operations in Palestinian communities […]

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31st of March 2022 While Christians continue to observe Lent, Muslims will begin fasting for Ramadan next week. Local residents and visitors will be taking part in religious ceremonies in the sacred city of Jerusalem during the coming month, with Easter celebrations for Christians, Ramadan for Muslims and Passover for Jews. Lord, we pray that […]

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 24th March 2022 More than thirty women attended the recent Sabeel Nazareth meeting. During this month of March they marked the beginning of springtime in Palestine, the International Women’s Day and Mother”s Day. Dear Lord, we thank you for your grace as we see the springtime flowers blossom and trees bud in this season in […]

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17.3.22 Last week Sabeel invited forty-five women from different church backgrounds in Jerusalem to attend a discussion. They were asked to reflect on plans for activities for Sabeel women over the forthcoming year. Lord, in your sight every believer is chosen and precious and we all have a contribution to make. We thank you that […]

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March 10th,2022 Last week Sawsan Bitar was invited to speak about the ecumenical work of Sabeel at the synodal conference of the Catholic Church in Jerusalem. •    Lord, we thank you for the outreach work of Sabeel in the Holy Land. We pray for courage and strength for those who work for Sabeel, so they may […]

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3rd of March, 2022 The Diyar women’s football team from Bethlehem won the national soccer championship for the fourth consecutive year. Lord, thank you for the enthusiasm and dedication of the women living in Bethlehem who are so determined to practice and excel at their chosen sport.Lord, in your mercy.. On Thursday, the 3rd of […]

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February 24th, 2022 On Friday, the 18th of February, representatives from the Humanitarian Country Team in Palestine met with the Salem family in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. The family of twelve, including six children, face forcible eviction from their home in March. The team, comprised of members of UN agencies […]

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17.2.22 This year Kumi Now is taking a fresh look at the different challenges faced by Palestinians and finding out from them about the innovative ways they have come up with to overcome them. On Tuesday, the 15th of February, Vera Baboun, who served as the first female mayor of Bethlehem, was featured in the […]

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February 10th,2022 Amnesty International launched its most recent report, entitled ‘Israel’s apartheid against Palestine’ on Tuesday, the 1st of February in occupied East Jerusalem. The report concludes that the Israeli occupation state has imposed a ‘cruel system of domination and has committed crimes against humanity’. Fourteen Israeli NGOs and human rights’ groups have signed a […]

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February 3rd,2022 Kumi Now online sessions restarted on Tuesday 1st February with the first in our new ‘Palestinian Innovators’ series. These sessions, which take place on the first Tuesday of each month, will hear from upcoming and influential Palestinians. On the third Tuesday of each month we will hear about possible solutions to the situation […]

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Thursday 27th January 2022 On Wednesday 19th January, Israeli occupation forces evicted the Salhiye family from their home and plant nursery business in the East Jerusalem area of Sheikh Jarrah. In previous days attempts to force the family out had failed due to the peaceful resistance of the family and others, however, the forces arrived […]

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Thursday 20th January 2022 An 82-year-old Jewish woman, who is being investigated by Labour for alleged antisemitism for the third time in less than three years, is threatening legal action against the party, claiming it has unlawfully discriminated against her based on her belief in anti-Zionism. Lord, for all those wrongly accused, we pray. Give […]

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Thursday 13th January 2022 Kumi Now has started for 2022, with information being sent out on a weekly basis regarding the topics for that week. We will be starting exciting new webinars from 1st February, starting with webinars with influential and innovative Palestinians followed by a webinar panel discussion on February 15th. These webinars will continue on […]

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Thursday 6th January 2022 As the new year begins, Kumi Now is taking a break whilst we consider the best way forward. We would like to thank all of those who were involved in producing the Kumi Now sessions, from those behind the scenes, to the speakers, and our MC’s drawn from friends of Sabeel. […]

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Thursday 30th December 2021 Kumi Now on Thursday 28th December, heard from Bishop Emeritus Munib Younan. Bishop Younan spoke on the topic of Christians in the Holy Land. This is the last week of the Kumi Now year and we will now take a break to assess the future of Kumi Now. Lord, we thank you for […]

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Thursday 23rd December 2021 The Kumi Now initiative focused this week on the Syrian Golan. Syrians still living in the Golan live under the threat of Israeli military activity as well as the promotion of tourism from illegal settlements in the area. Next Tuesday, Kumi Now will focus its attention on Christians in the Holy Land. […]

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Thursday, 16th December 2021 Kumi Now on Tuesday concentrated on the issue of the right of return for Palestinians forcibly evicted from their homes in 1948. On Tuesday, 21st December, we will hear about the Syrian Golan. Lord, we pray for an end to the injustice which has lasted for more than seventy years. We pray that […]

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Thursday 9th December 2021 Kumi Now, on Tuesday, concentrated on the issue of human rights with Raji Sourani, founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR). For the next two weeks, Kumi will focus on the Right to Return and the occupied Syrian Golan. Dear Lord Jesus, when we are despairing you encourage us […]

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Thursday December 2nd, 2021 Last week, Kumi Now Online focused on the topic of Kairos Palestine, hearing from Nora Carmi. On Tuesday, 7th December, Kumi Now will hear from a speaker on the topic of Human Rights. Lord, we raise our voices together with the voice of Kairos Palestine. We pray for an end to […]

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Thursday 25th November 2021 On Tuesday, Sabeel’s Kumi Now Online session focused on the subject of gender-based violence. The session heard from Areej Diabas, programme manager for the Women’s Study Centre. The Kumi Online session on Tuesday, 30th November, will focus on the Kairos Palestine Document. Lord, we raise our voices together with the voice […]

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Thursday 18th November 2021 On Tuesday 16th November, Kumi Now heard from Khaled Quzmar of Defence for Children International, Palestine (DCIP) on the subject of children’s rights. On Thursday 25th November the world will recognise the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Kumi Now, on Tuesday 23rd November, will hear about Gender-Based […]

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer11.11.21 Last week’s Kumi Now online gathering reflected on how we can confront antisemitism, as well as other forms of racism, to help bring about healing and reconciliation in our communities. The Kumi Now gathering on Tuesday, the 16th of November will focus on the rights of Palestinian children. The Universal Children’s […]

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Thursday 4th November 2021 Last week the Kumi Now Online gathering focused on Islamophobia. Next week Kumi Now will highlight the International Day against Fascism and Antisemitism, which takes place on the 9th of November each year. It will also consider how any criticism of Israel’s unjust actions against Palestinians living under occupation is constantly […]

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October 28th,2021 This week’s Kumi Now online gathering focused on the plight of women and children living through conflict under the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Next week’s Kumi Now on Tuesday, the 2nd of November, will consider the topic of Islamophobia. The Kumi Now community would like to establish the month of November as the […]