For too long, many churches have shied away from talking about Palestinian Christians from the pulpit, but we know that for our faith to be truly alive, we must preach good news to the poor and freedom to the oppressed (Luke 4:18).Continue reading
“Kairos Palestine, the most extensive Palestinian Christian ecumenical non- violent movement, is based on Kairos Palestine document: A Moment of Truth, launched in 2009, affirming that the Palestinian Christians are part and parcel of the Palestinian nation, calling for peace to end all suffering in the Holy Land by laboring for justice, hope and love, embraced by the Christian community, signed by all historically recognized Palestinian Christian organizations, and endorsed by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem”.
Global Kairos for Justice, a worldwide coalition of concerned Christians from different churches, denominational and national (or people of faith), churches and church related organizations born in response to the Kairos Palestine “Moment of Truth: a word of faith, hope, and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering, which was launched in 2009. GKJ is committed to none violent means, calling for ending of the Israeli colonization of Palestine and advocating for the right of self-determination of Palestinian people and peace with justice for all people in the holy land.
At the recent Sabeel-Kairos AGM, Stephen was appointed a trustee of the charity.
Sabeel-Kairos is a small and energetic Christian UK charity committed to supporting peace and justice in the Holy Land. We are a network of individuals, organisations and communities of all backgrounds across the UK who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people by promoting and advocating on the messages of Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem.
The network continues the work of the Christians who issued the Iona call in 2012, and the subsequent writing of our key publication ‘Time for Action’. We seek a just and lasting peace in the region based on the realisation of full human and political rights for all.
United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) and Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) hosted a webinar with two recognized authorities on Christian Zionism, a disturbing political theology embraced by millions of Americans who now have a tremendous influence on US foreign policy with regard to Israel and Palestine.
In this webinar, Rev. Drs. Stephen Sizer and Munther Isaac help us understand the theology of Christian Zionism, why it is an inaccurate interpretation of Scripture, how it is harming Palestinian Christians and the entire Middle East peace process, and how to counter this theology in our churches.
The Methodist Federation for Social Action together with United Methodists for Kairos Response recently hosted an online seminar on Christian Zionism with Revd Dr Munther Isaac and myself speaking. You can watch the seminar here. An outline of my presentation and additional resources are accessible here.
To bring activists around the world together for Palestine, Kumi Now is announcing the next step of our journey: Hosting weekly video conferences to connect activists with the organizations working for Palestine and get everyone involved in activism for Palestine.
We are happy to announce our first month of video conferences, starting Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00pm Palestinian time (GMT+3). That’s 8:00am PST, 11:00am EST, and 5:00pm CEST.
Sign up here
This Easter, join our Sabeel elders from Jerusalem as they share lessons of liberation and spiritual survival in the midst of continued dispossession, health crises and international chaos. Let us gather together to remember that just as Jesus died on the cross to reveal the eternal, divinity is revealed in the midst of physical destruction.
The live simulcast of prayers, readings, and hymns is intended to bring hearts closer together as closures continue to separate us. We know that whether in person or online, whenever two or three assemble, God is there with us.
The service will commence on Holy Saturday, April 11 at 9 am PST, 12 pm EST, and 7 pm in Palestine. We will send call in information after registration.
All are welcome!
Register here http://fosna.nationbuilder.com/easter_20
We are delighted the Revd Mark Battison has joined the International Board of Reference of Peacemaker Trust.
Mark is an ordained Anglican Priest currently working in a half time capacity at St Margaret’s Church in the Diocese and City of Leicester.
He is also the CEO of a Group of companies engaged in the world of technology and robotics.
He is currently Chair of the Board of Sabeel-Kairos and, prior to a long term illness, he was Director of Friends of Sabeel UK for 3 years.
Mark is planning to retire soon and can then devote more of his time to working for justice, freedom and peace for the peoples of Palestine.
The First Sabeel International Gathering took place in Bethlehem 2-7 December.
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. Whether it was Western feelings of guilt, the theology of Christian literalists, or the ideology of Zionism, the bible was used to grant approval to the tragedy of the Palestinian people.Continue reading