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What is Sabeel?

Sabeel is a grassroots movement founded in East Jerusalem by Palestinian Christians working for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. It has offices in the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in East Jerusalem and in Nazareth, Israel. Sabeel fosters a spirituality based on nonviolence, justice and reconciliation and promotes an accurate awareness of Palestinian Christians. The name comes from the Arabic word “sabeel,” which means “the way” and also can mean “a spring of water.”

Sabeel is not affiliated with any political party, but it approaches politics from a faith perspective, seeking to speak ecumenically for Palestinians in the occupied territories and in Israel.

Friends of Sabeel groups around the world support Sabeel in the Holy Land by spreading its message of nonviolence, education and advocacy on behalf of a just peace. Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) is one of these international groups.