NorCal Sabeel is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, community-based group dedicated to organizing and participating in activities and educational events that advance the cause of peace and justice for both Palestinians and Israelis. Our mission is to advocate for Palestinian human rights and to amplify the voices of the Palestinians. We condemn all acts of violence against human life, whether committed by states, individuals, or groups.
NorCal Sabeel is affiliated with Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). NorCal Sabeel supports the mission of FOSNA, which is to promote awareness and understanding of the conflict between the Palestinians and the state of Israel through educational programs for North American Christians and other faith groups.
NorCal Sabeel supports:
- the call of Kairos Palestine to end Palestinian suffering
- the end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, in accordance with international law and United Nations resolutions
- equal rights and access to resources for all inhabitants of the region, based on principles of social, economic, environmental, and political justice
- the right of return of Palestinian refugees in accordance with international law and human rights principles
- the end to policies of the U.S. government that support and perpetuate the occupation
- active engagement in the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions
P.O. Box 9301
Berkeley, CA 94709
Nakba Day Action
Wednesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
456 Montgomery St., San Francisco
On Nakba Day, people of faith, clergy, and laity will deliver a petition to the Israeli Consulate from Kairos Palestine, calling for an end to Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. We are calling on people of faith in the Bay Area to join us for prayer and to demand that the Israeli government end the brutal occupation and that it grant Palestinians the right to their own self-determination. We will lift up the voices of Palestinian Christians through the Kairos petition.
WORKING FOR JUSTICE FROM PALESTINE TO THE U.S.A
December 1-2, 2017 in Santa Rosa
December 3, 2017 in San Francisco
Speakers on the Current Situation in Palestine
Panel on Solidarity and Hope Across Identities and Borders
Break-Out Discussion Groups on How to Engage
Resources to Take Back to Your Community to Empower Justice Work
Food, Music, Networking
With its diverse, international team of artists, OPSM will connect the Bay Area and the USA to Palestine, in part by linking shared histories of colonization, environmental injustice and the exile of indigenous peoples.
The mural uses trees throughout as a metaphor and design element to link seemingly disparate issues and distant locations.
An audiovisual program is being developed to amplify the mural’s themes and provide access to background information and historical narratives.
The Uptown Body and Fender gallery, located across the street from the mural site, will host an exhibit and a series of events to expand the mural’s themes. (The dates of these events will be announced.) These features will maintain activity around the mural space and develop relationships, education and organizing action.
Save the date: Mural dedication, Sunday, August 10, 1 to 4 p.m.
Videos from Voices For Justice & Peace in the Holy Land
A Conference co-hosted by NorCal Friends of Sabeel & Christ the King Church
held in March, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill, California.
It was an opportunity to hear from and talk with Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and secular leaders, scholars, and activists about the situation in Palestine/Israel
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C., and National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice.