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With Love as its Logic: Heeding the Call of Palestinian Christians
2 MAY 2019 • 12 noon ET/ 9:00 am PT (US time zones)
• Global Online Webinar
Join FOSNA for a conversation with Palestinian Christian organizers in Palestine! This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Christians in Palestine as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Kairos Palestine Document – a guiding proclamation by Palestinian Christians calling on the world to take action in solidarity with Palestinians. For this anniversary year, the global Kairos Palestine movement is organizing a petition delivery campaign to Israeli embassies and legations around the world on May 15th, Nakba Day.
See the petition on the Palestine Portal home page, under Community News and SIGN!
Join the webinar to learn how we can mark the 10-year anniversary. Hear Muna Mushahwar, with the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP), Rifat Kassis, Coordinator of Kairos Palestine, and Omar Haramy, Administrator at Sabeel in Jerusalem, discussing the current political climate in Palestine, the Global Kairos petition and the call for action on May 15th. FOSNA Executive Director, Tarek Abuata, will facilitate the discussion.
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International Law, American Politics, and Palestine
Friends of Sabeel – Los Angeles & Orange County
• 4 May 2019 • Pasadena, CA, USA
Friends of Sabeel – LA & OC presents a riveting afternoon with two nationally renowned speakers! RICHARK FALK served as United Nations Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories from 2008 to 2014. Palestinian-American TAREK ABUATA is the Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), a national ecumenical organization bringing the voice of Palestinian Christians to the American public. Two knowledgeable and powerful speakers not to be missed! The afternoon includes practical workshops on church organizing, advocating with elected officials, protecting free speech rights and more.
LOCATION: Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 South Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA.
TIME: 1:00-4:30 PM. REGISTRATION FEE: $20.
MORE INFORMATION and to RSVP: Sabeel.LAOC@gmail.com
CMEP Peace Advocacy Summit
Persistent Hope: 35 Years of CMEP
• 23-25 June 2019 • Washington DC, USA
In 2019, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) celebrates its 35th anniversary of encouraging US policies that actively promote a comprehensive resolution to conflicts in the Middle East. Our 2019 Advocacy Summit will look back at everything CMEP has accomplished over the past three-and-a-half decades, as well as what our work will look like going forward and the opportunities to work for peace and justice that will come.
Over the past decades, CMEP has been a leading force in elevating the voices of Middle East Christians on Capitol Hill and around the United States. Join us as we celebrate and strategize for how to best carry out this work in the future!
Learn more and register: cmep.org/event/35years
UK Sabeel-Kairos Annual Conference:
Faith in Action 2019
29 June 2019 • Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sabeel-Kairos was formed in 2017 as a result of the merger of Friends of Sabeel UK and Kairos Britain. Come along to meet like-minded people, learn about taking part in real activism, have good discussions, eat, drink, buy Palestinian food and enjoy Palestinian culture. We are expecting this to be a great day and we can’t wait to see you all there!
The day’s schedule includes: Ethical investment, Campaign Action, Lunch, Palestinian Crafts and Photography, Palestinian and expert speakers, War on Want, Activist Workshops, Palestinian Food. There will also be a campaign workshop by Charlotte Marshall of Sabeel-Kairos and Ryvka Barnard of War on Want.
RIFAT KASSIS, Palestinian Activist. Founding member and Director of Kairos Palestine;
DAVID CRONIN, Journalist, Activist, and Author of ‘Balfour’s Shadow’;
PROF. ADAM SUTCLIFFE, of King’s College London and Independent Jewish Voices who will lead a session on antisemitism.
Learn more about this event and book online
SAVE THE DATE: UNJPPI 2019 Gathering
• 13-15 September 2019 • Ottawa, Canada
Still in the planning stages, the proposed theme for this event, ‘Solidarity Matters’, is in keeping with Palestinian partners’ call for ‘costly solidarity’ of Christians around the world. How can we let Palestinians in Gaza and the Occupied Territories know they are not alone and support those in North America seeking to be in solidarity as they face being falsely accused of antisemitism?
With a focus on creating an uplifting experience – to embrace “Hope when tears are not enough” – in a time when there is not a lot of good news, we will also be looking at holding a public community event during the weekend. More details to come:
Visit UNJPPI online
See also their site for urgent action
ATTEND KAIROS PALESTINE AND SABEEL CONFERENCES, NOV-DEC 2019, IN ONE TRIP
Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem are scheduling their 2019 events consecutively, so that supporters can attend both in one trip to Palestine. The Kairos Palestine conference will be held on the 29-30 November to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (observed annually on 29 November). The Sabeel International Gathering will be held on 2-7 December.
See information on the Sabeel event below.
Check the Kairos Palestine website for information on their conference when available: www.kairospalestine.ps
Palestinian Theologies In Action:
An International Gathering for Friends and Supporters of Sabeel
• Monday-Saturday, 2-7 December 2019
• Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestine
Come and bring your friends! It will be a time of fellowship, friendship, and renewal, as well as a time to learn and discuss. It is said that theology is like a cross which vertically leads humanity to God, and horizontally leads us to our neighbour. For Palestinian Christians, this link was damaged during the Nakba. Unable to go back to our former theological thinking while struggling to find a way forward….the bible was used to grant approval to the tragedy of the Palestinian people. This is the Faith Nakba, from which various Palestinian Christian theologies have sprung. We at Sabeel believe it is now time to celebrate these theologies… Read more online
This Gathering will explore following themes:
1. Realities on the Ground
2. The Theologies of Palestine
3. Theology in Action.
We will hear from activists, organisations, and individuals from various backgrounds. We will take part in action, and we will endeavour to answer the question of how theology can lead to action in order to achieve a just peace. We call on our friends to come and join us at this important gathering. Your presence gives us hope and encouragement as together we continue on the path of peace with justice. Learn more and register here