The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism was issued 15 years ago by Palestinian Christian churches on August 22, 2006. The signatories were Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Archbishop Swerios Malki Mourad, Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal, and Bishop Munib Younan. You can read the Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism here.
Like a traditional Palestinian restaurant in the back streets of Bethlehem, the Welcome to Palestine website was a delightful discovery today. From the ABOUT page: Welcome to Palestine will strive to present useful information on the villages, towns, and cities within the West Bank and, in due course, Gaza. We highlight the best of Palestinian food… Continue reading Welcome to Palestine
August 19 is World Humanitarian Day. As we advocate for the “safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises” around the world, it is not without irony that we analyze U.S. cuts to humanitarian aid to Palestine and the Palestinians. Our guest for this… Continue reading US role in Palestine
We pray for all those affected by the massive fires burning around Jerusalem at the present time. See this update from Reuters news agency. Lord, we pray for your creation, and we seek justice, reconciliation and peace for all your creatures: the land, the waters, the sky, the plants, the animals, and the humans of… Continue reading Jerusalem fires
Last week we learned about the struggles of the Bedouin as an indigenous people as we observed International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Our guest was Angela Godfrey-Goldstein of Jahalin Solidarity. Learn more in the latest Kumi Now online gathering. https://youtu.be/uyNi2Fi1d0c
Sabeel Australia welcomes The Very Revd Dr Gregory Jenks, as a member of the Management Committee and as President for Friends of Sabeel Australia Inc. Dr Jenks is currently the Dean of Grafton. He was Dean of St George’s College in Jerusalem (2015/2017). He has previously served as Vice-President, President, and Secretary for our association… Continue reading Leadership
During the pre-dawn hours of July 7th, 21 year old Layan Nasir, a 4th year Nutrition student at Birzeit University, was arrested, bound, gagged and blindfolded by Israeli Occupation Forces. She was interrogated at the Ofer Military Prison without benefit of legal counsel and her family was unable to visit her. Layan was later charged… Continue reading Layan Nasir
Friends of Sabeel Australia Inc was formed in 2003 to support the work of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. We are an Incorporated Association under Queensland law (registration number IA32173). Our primary objectives are: To raise awareness in Australia and provide education concerning Christians in Israel and Palestine as well as neighbouring countries;… Continue reading Sabeel Australia