Popular Resistance and Liberation Theology in Palestine
Each year Friends of Sabeel-North America organizes four to five witness trips to Palestine and Israel, unquestionably the best form of education possible. As 2014 draws to a close, we are co-sponsoring a unique witness trip combined with the Kairos-Palestine Fifth Anniversary Conference.
We guarantee that you will experience the realities on the ground, which the mainstream media and our elected officials choose not to see or discuss. This particular witness trip will focus on meeting people at the grass roots as well as those in leadership of the “popular resistance” movement. You will visit villagers, farmers, professors, business people, rabbis, Christian clergy, and Muslim leaders working for justice and utilizing a variety of non- violent models. You will see the instruments of military occupation up close, including the settlement infrastructure, the apartheid wall, and prisons, and you will hear about the military abuse of nonviolent protestors. You will meet rabbis and young Jewish Israelis who are making significant sacrifices for justice and peace. You will be moved by what our friends in Aida Refugee Camp call "beautiful resistence".
A unique feature of this witness trip is the inclusion of a conference to mark the fifth anniversary of the Kairos Palestine document. Modeled on the 1985 Kairos document of south Africa, Kairos Palestine articulates a theology of resistance, justice, peace, and love. We will meet several Palestinians who embrace the vision of Palestinian Liberation Theology and live its mandates daily. We hope you will consider joining us for this informative and exciting opportunity.
Please contact trip leader, Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, FOSNA National Program Director, for more information.