International Friends of Sabeel (IFOS) was organized out of the desire by members of the international community to support the work of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. IFOS is involved in education, advocacy, conferences, solidarity visits, partner-to-partner projects, and financial contributions. Regional chapters have been established creating a network of friends throughout the world who work in partnership with Sabeel to help bring about a just and durable peace for Palestine and Israel.
The Sabeel website provides updates and links to other organizations. Sabeel also hosts visits in Israel/Palestine through the Ahlan wa sahlan program (in Arabic "to welcome"). This program aims to give visitors an accurate depiction of current events, and features options varying from a contemporary Way of the Cross to an evening of Palestinian food and music.
Canon Richard TollPO Box 9186Portland, OR 97207USATel: 503-653-6625Email:
Jennifer OldershawFriends of Sabeel UK8 Silver StreetDursleyGloucestershireGL11 4NDTelephone 01453 544655Email:
Mrs. May Byrne9 Sycamore RoadDublin 16 IrelandEmail:
(Sweden, Norway, Denmark)Rev. Mats ThurfjellDen Gode Herdens KyrkaBläkullagatan 7250 13 HelsingborgSwedenTel: (+46) (0)70-372-60-85Email:
The Rev. Dr. Greg JenksPO Box 822Kenmore, Qld 4069AustraliaTel: (+61) 0 408 767 344Email:
Vrienden van Sabeel in Nederland E-mail:
Canadian Friends of Sabeel7565 Newman Blvd.P.O. Box 3067Station LaPierreLasalle (Montreal), QC H8N 3H2
Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS) is a national support network for Sabeel, Ecumenical Center for Liberation Theology in Jerusalem. Sabeel strives to promote a more accurate international awareness regarding the identity, presence, and witness of Palestinian Christians and the wider Palestinian community, as well as their contemporary concerns. It encourages individuals and groups from around the world to work for a just, comprehensive, and enduring peace informed by truth and empowered by prayer and action.