Diary


A Christian Response to Israeli Apartheid: Saturday 25th September

The Sabeel-Kairos Annual Conference will be held on Saturday 25 September. The theme wil be ‘A Christian Response to Israeli Apartheid’. With Jonathan Kuttab giving the keynote address, worship by Canon Garth Hewitt, a variety of breakout rooms to chose from and updates from our partners Sabeel Jerusalem and Kairos Palestine, this promises to be an exciting event!

Please sign up for free here


Olive Picking Programme in Palestine: 16-25 October

Peacemakers is partnering with the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the YMCA in Palestine and Alternative Tourism Group (JAI-ATG) to promote their olive picking and olive tree planting programmes. To find out more visit their website.


Morally Responsible Investment: Tuesday 13 July

Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and flouting of United Nations resolutions is ongoing and unwavering. Dozens of international corporations profit off this oppression by contracting with the Israeli government and participating in the construction of illegal settlements. As we mark the beginnings of the BDS Movement on July 9, 2005, here’s what you need to know about morally responsible investment and what you can do so that together we can rise up.

Our guest will be Charlotte Marshall of Sabeel-Kairos UK.

Time: Tuesday, July 13, at 6:00pm East Jerusalem, Palestine time (UTC+3) 

Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94679502800


Reading Vigil for Palestine: Saturday 5 June


Balfour Project Conference: Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 May

Register for the conference here. See here for the full speaker list


Justice Conference: Saturday 22 May

The Justice Conference, organised by Tearfund is a global movement of Christ-followers passionate about living the message of Jesus and making justice a way of life. Read more


Sabeel-Kairos Easter Service: Saturday 10 April


Syria’s Lost Generation: Tuesday 16 March

This month marks 10 years since the start of the prolonged conflict in Syria that has displaced over 5.6 million Syrian refugees globally, with another 6.2 million displaced internally. At least half of Syria’s refugees are children, leaving an entire generation knowing only war, destruction and extreme poverty.As parts of the country struggle to rebuild, Syrian children displaced by war are at the crossroads of adapting to new surroundings elsewhere around the world while maintaining a connection to their home and heritage and hoping for peace.

Syria’s Lost Generation: The real cost of a decade-long war: March 16th 12:00pm-1:15pm EDT

Register here


Christian Zionism as Imperial Theology: Wednesday 24 March


Cultivation and Climate: Friday 26 February

For Fairtrade Fortnight, on Friday 26th February, Kairos Reading is holding a Zoom event with two Palestinian speakers: Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh from the Palestine Museum of Natural History and Muhanad Al-Qaisy from the Keep Hope Alive Olive Tree Campaign. They will be talking on the effects of climate and other factors, including, of course, the occupation on cultivation and fairtrade issues in Palestine. Continue reading:


The Contribution of Eastern Christian Thought to Interreligious Dynamics in Modern Syria: Tuesday 16 February

The Oxford Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies is hosting an online seminar with Revd Dr Andrew Ashdown, Manager of Good Governance and Advocacy Development, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, on Tuesday 16th February, 14:30-16:00. Continue reading →


Sabeel-Kairos Advent Service: Saturday 19 December

Featuring Revd Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel Jerusalem, and Gospel Singer and troubadour Garth Hewitt Don’t miss out – register here:

Free to attend, suggested donation: £10. All proceeds split between the work of Sabeel-Kairos UK and Sabeel Jerusalem. Please donate here:


Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust AGM: Saturday 21 November

The AGM this year will be held by ZOOM and all members will receive the papers in advance and should have received them by October 31st either by post or by e-mail attachment. If not please let Michael, our Membership Secertary, know by e-mailing admin@livingstones.ngo and your e-mail will be forwarded to him. Continue reading →


Sabeel Kairos Conference: Saturday 19 September

The annual Sabeel-Kairos Conference will be held virtually this year. The trustees are delighted to be joined by speakers from our two key partners in Palestine – Rev Dr Munther Isaac from Kairos Palestine, and Omar Haramy from Sabeel Jerusalem. These two fantastic speakers will cover the key themes of the conference; ‘You cannot serve God and the occupation’ and ‘Antisemitism, Israel and Palestine.’ There will be chance to ask your questions in an interactive Q+A on both topics. Book your place here


Normalisation: Saturday 12 September


Greenbelt Festival 2020: Wild at Home

Saturday 29th August at 13:45

As part of Greenbelt’s two-day Wild At Home Festival programme, we’re delighted to be co-hosting a Palestinian-only panel entitled Annexation: What future for Palestine?

Chaired by Sami Awad from Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem on Saturday 29th August at 13:45 the panel will include: Ahed Tamimi, a teenage activist; Basem Tamimi, Ahed’s father; Vivien Sansour from the Palestinian Seed Library; Mahmoud Driaat, ecological educator and activist from Jericho.

Register here


Christian Zionism Conference: Wednesday 12 August

United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) and Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) present 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.

Rev. Drs. Stephen Sizer and Munther Isaac will 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. 

LEARN MORE about our speakers and REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CZ-webinar


Kumi Now Online: 9 June

Join Kumi Now Online here


Easter in Jerusalem: Saturday 11 April

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



Christ at the Checkpoint: 10-14 June 2021

Join is in the year 2021 in Bethlehem for the sixth international Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The theme will be Hope and Resilience in a Broken World. Join us as what we consider what it means to follow Christ in the shadow of walls and conflict, and how to be resilient in our Christian witness, keep hope alive, seek just peace and truth, and preach good news in the midst of a broken world.


EAPPI: Friday 24 April


SWVG – EAPPI: Monday 6 April


MEMO Conference: Saturday 28 March

An international conference looking at the on-going cultural genocide of indigenous peoples in Palestine, Myanmar and China. Register here


Daily Life in Aleppo: Friday 20 March


JAI Olive Planting Programme: 8-17 February

The JAI-ATG Olive Planting Program lasts for 10 days in February each year, where people of any age and background from all over the world can join.

Participants are given the opportunity to listen to Palestinian farmers’ stories of how their properties are threatened by settlers, the Apartheid Wall, bypass roads or Israeli settlement expansions. They plant a selection of the trees sponsored that season, usually 4 fields with approximately 400 olive trees in each. In addition to planting, the participants get a chance to visit the Palestinian towns of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah. They also meet with Palestinian organizations that provide information on conflict-related issues.


Sabeel International Gathering: 2-7 December 2019

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre is preparing for its 1st International Gathering this year December 1-7 in Bethlehem, Palestine.
The Gathering will be an opportunity to learn and be updated about the current political situation and the ongoing realities on the ground. There will also be an opportunity to worship with the Christian community and to meet with our Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters.


Kairos Palestine 10th Anniversary Conference: 29 November 2019

We declare that the military occupation of Palestinian land constitutes a sin against God and humanity. Any theology that legitimizes the occupation and justifies crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian people lies far from Christian teachings. We urge the international community to stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle against oppression, displacement, and apartheid. Kairos Palestine.


Olive Picking Program: 10-17 October 2019

The JAI-ATG Olive Picking Program aims to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during the olive harvest season.


Climate Justice Summit: 23-24 September 2019

Climate change is a justice issue. Those who have the least political and economic power, and the least responsibility for the changing climate, are affected the most. We have a moral and ethical imperative to respond to their call for immediate action. Organised by Amos Trust