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2015 Sabeel Witness Trip with Naim Ateek

Conference Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 to Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A section of the separation barrier and Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Copyright Reuters

Come join Dr. Naim Ateek, Founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, for 9 nights of life in today’s Holy Land

Born in 1937 in the Palestinian village of Beisan, Ateek moved to Nazareth after Israel's occupation of Beisan in 1948. He was ordained in the Anglican (Episcopal) Church in 1967, and earned degrees from Hardin-Simmons University and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific; he also holds a doctorate of divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Ateek established the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem in 1991. He is author and editor of numerous books, and has been called “the Desmond Tutu of Palestine.”

Other Itinerary items include:

- Worship with Palestinian Christians

- Meet and reflect with Palestinian Christians and Muslims as well as with Jewish Israelis and internationals who partner with Sabeel in non-violent resistance against violations of international and humanitarian law

- Experience the realities of the Palestinian community living under Israeli Occupation: the Wall, settlements, checkpoints, confiscated and demolished homes, refugee camps, and environmental degradation

- Learn about the loss of civil and property rights of Arab Israeli citizens

WHEN: November 3rd - November 11th 2015 inclusive (9 nights)

WHERE: Nights in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth with side visits to other sites within the West Bank and to the Sea of Galilee holy sites

COST: $1600 per person in a double room $1900 per person in a single room

This cost includes a non-refundable registration fee of $300, all accommodations and meals for 9 nights, all transportation and honoraria during the visit. It does NOT include airfare, transportation to and from the airport, personal expenses and souvenirs, or travel insurance.

For more information please email World@sabeel.org : +972 2 5327136

An additional 100$ for registration after the 20th of September 2015

The registration form is available on the Sabeel website (www.sabeel.org)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A RIGOROUS TRIP THAT INCLUDES CLIMBING OF STAIRS AND MUCH WALKING, SOMETIME OVER ROUGH TERRAIN.

Trip Flyer (pdf)