Ecumenical, intergenerational study groups focus on biblical interpretation for daily living. Liberation, reconciliation, gender issues and hope in the midst of struggle are among the many topics discussed. In addition, Sabeel hosts yearly special Advent and Lenten study programs, and Days of Prayer and Fasting.
Pastors meet monthly to discuss common concerns, strengthen ecumenical understanding and foster collegial solidarity.
Addressing current affairs and introducing new theological perspectives, these workshops attempt to challenge and deepen the faith relationships of the Palestinian community, as well as to raise awareness of global issues.
Ecumenical day workshops and week long summer camps provide unique opportunities for developing leadership skills, exploring the Palestinian Christian identity and issues of peace in Jerusalem and throughout the land. The youth participate in art and drama and enjoy sports and recreation.
Programs that include field trips, retreats, weekly discussions or lectures are geared toward empowering women through Bible Study, public discourse, spirituality and self-reliance.
An ecumenical group of trained Palestinian Christian volunteers are always available to speak with visiting groups and share their life and faith perspectives.
An English language quarterly, Cornerstone, highlights ongoing Sabeel activities and presents theological reflections on contemporary social and political events. Arabic language statements and booklets are also published occasionally for the local Christian community.
Palestinians and internationals are brought together to address pertinent issues of justice and peace.
Seeking to support the inclusive peace and justice ministry of Sabeel, geographical groups of Friends of Sabeel are being organized worldwide.
For detailed information on each of these programs, please visit Sabeel's website.
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.