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Sabeel Groups and Contacts

Given your active engagement in Friends of Sabeel North America, we invite you to join the FOSNA Activist Network (FAN)! The FOSNA Activist Network is a powerful force of individual FOSNA activists throughout North America. FAN members work with diverse local groups, coalitions, and allies within their community on BDS campaigns and other nonviolent advocacy efforts to end the occupation of Palestine. FAN‘s purpose is to increase the efficacy of our work by providing stronger communication between FOSNA activists: It includes a new, action-oriented listserv and video conference calls held three times a year. Need more information? Check out our FAQs or e-mail us at

Sabeel groups in the United States are made up of volunteers working within their communities to promote Sabeel’s vision of justice, peace, and reconciliation; to develop Christian support for Palestinian Christians and all the people of Palestine and Israel; and to encourage participation in Sabeel events, regional conferences, local groups, and international witness trips. 

Local groups and leaders listed below by state:


Claremont: Claremont FOSNA
     Chuck Rassieur

Los Angeles: Friends of Sabeel Los Angeles
     Rev. Darrel Meyers

Orange County: Friends of Sabeel Orange County
     Jim and Nadia Bettendorf and

Sacramento: Sacramento Friends of Sabeel View Upcoming Events
     Patricia Daugherty

Bay Area: NorCal Sabeel
     Rev. Ann Coburn
     John Erickson
     Therese Mughannam



Friends of Sabeel Colorado
     Pat Hewett
     Jan Miller

     Arnie Voigt

District of Columbia

Washington, DC: Sabeel DC Metro
     Susan Bell 
     Paul Verduin


Miami area: South Florida Friends of Sabeel
     Matt Bewley
     Isabelle Hill
     Warren Hoskins
     Andrea Hoskins   


Honolulu: Hawaii Friends of Sabeel
     Beverly Davis-Amjadid


     Don Wagner, FOSNA consultant in theology


Fort Wayne: Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
     L. Michael Spath


Cedar Falls: Iowans for a Free Palestine
     Tanis and Robert Diedrichs


Fairway–Kansas City: Citizens for Justice in the Middle East
     Doug and Andrea Whitmore


Boston: New England FOSNA
     Bo Fauth
     Munir Jirmanus

New Mexico

Albuquerque: New Mexico Friends of Sabeel
     Rita Erickson

New York

Rochester: Christians Witnessing for Palestine
     Elaine Johnson

North Carolina

     Ann Franklin

Chapel Hill: Coalition for Peace with Justice
     Mary Lou Leiser Smith


     The Rev. Canon Richard K. Toll, D.Min., D.D., President of the Board of Trustees


     Wini Wolff, former chair of FOSNA's Board of Trustees
     Don Maclay

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Friends of Sabeel
     Chad Collins 
     Leila Richards


Dallas/Ft. Worth
     Ann Hafften