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Seeking a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
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United Network for Justice & Peace
in Palestine and Israel 
Help Promote the Sabeel International Conference in March 2017
Canadian Friends of Sabeel encourages Canadians to attend the International Sabeel Conference in March 2017. Please share this notice with your networks.
December 15, 2016
 
Dear Joan;
 
Sabeel (Palestinian Liberation Theology Center based in Jerusalem) will be holding its 10th International Conference March 7-13, 2017
 
Sabeel has asked us to encourage Canadians to attend this Conference. Additionally, a 5 day pre-Conference witness visit is offered. A special package price is offered for both events.  We would like to ask for your help in sharing as widely as possible this opportunity with your faith community and network.
 
The conference will be held in Bethlehem and in Nazareth. During the week of the Conference, participants will have the opportunity to visit several other locations, including Hebron, Jerusalem, a vigil for Syria at the Golan Heights , that are key to understanding the significance of the call for a year of Jubilee in recognition of 50 years of occupation. Check out the Conference program.
 
Canadian Friends of Sabeel is offering $500 toward the cost for Canadians to attend the Conference and pre-Conference witness trip. It is hoped that one or two First Nations people will both attend and be speakers.
 
CFOS welcomes your help to promote and support this special opportunity for Canadians to join Sabeel in “making 2017 a biblical year of Jubilee.”
 
As Dr. Rev Naim Ateek, co-founder of Sabeel and currently chair of the Sabeel board, writes:
 
You may or may not be aware of the symbolism of the coming year:  100 years since the Balfour Declaration; 70 years since the UN Partition Plan; 50 years since the occupation of the state of Palestine: the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip;…
 
At our 10th International Conference, we want to rediscover together the way of Jesus Christ, Liberator.  We hope that our time together will strengthen our coalitions and partnerships and will build on the networks that already exist, locally and internationally.  We would also ask our international friends to identify and to share with us ideas and strategies that can help us map out a new way forward for Sabeel’s future ministry.
 
For more information about the Conference and pre-Conference trip, go to https://necefsabeel.ca/
 
Thank you for your help in promoting these events. 
 
On behalf of Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
 

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