FOSNA is committed to nonviolent means to end the oppression of Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories. Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) are nonviolent methods of working for justice, and FOSNA supports the use of these in the campaign against Israeli settler colonialism and discrimination. These are the same methods also used to target apartheid in South Africa, racial discrimination in the United States and colonial rule in India.
The Kairos Palestine document, a cry for help from the churches of Palestine, calls for divestment and boycott as “peaceful resistance” to oppression and as “tools of nonviolence for justice, peace and security for all.” Sabeel’s founder, Rev. Naim Ateek, was one of the signers of the document.