Ahlan Wa Sahlan – Welcome! Sabeel welcome groups to come hear about the work of Sabeel, the realities facing the Christian community and the wider Palestinian community, better understand what it means to live under occupation and how there can be hope for a future of justice, peace and reconciliation. For anyone who is in Jerusalem, come and join us for our weekly worship services on Thursdays at noon!
Cost: $, $$, $$$
Duration of Activity: 3 Hours
Community/Narrative: Israeli, Palestinian, Christian
Sabeel seeks to bring alive the message of Christ in the context of the historic and daily suffering experienced by our Palestinian community. For us the image of the cross with its affliction and pain, and Jesus’ response of gentleness, non-violence, and ultimately resurrection is one of comfort and inspiration. As Christ himself identified with suffering people and called on his followers to reach out to them in their need (Matthew 25:31-46), we too invite our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world to join with us as we search for God in the midst of our affliction. Sabeel strives to develop a spirituality based on justice, peace, non-violence, liberation and reconciliation for all, regardless of faith or nationality. It seeks to help others to understand something of the events which have shaped this troubled place over the last century and draw attention to the very real constant suffering of the Palestinian people. It strives to provide an honest account of the situation, and simply ask those who take part in this act of worship to listen, to pray for us and to pray with us as we look towards a just, comprehensive and enduring peace.