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Seattle Conference

Conference Start Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2010 to Saturday, February 20, 2010

 The United States, Israel and Palestine:
What Does Justice Require of US?


The premiere event of Sabeel Puget Sound, a member of Friends of Sabeel--North America
working with and on behalf of Palestinian Christians
for justice through nonviolence in the Holy Land.

Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle WA 98102


DOWNLOADS AT  THE BOTTOM: flyer, brochure, schedule, Seattle lodging & transportation


NOTICE of schedule change: The dinner and keynote address by Naim Ateek on Friday evening, February 19 has been moved to University Presbyterian Church a few miles from St. Mark's Cathedral. The church's address is 4540 15th Avenue, N.E., Seattle, WA 98105. Attendees will have time to leave St. Mark's and get to University Presbyterian by car pools, vans and city buses. Detailed information will be available at the conference."

CONFERENCE: Featuring internationally acclaimed speakers and a vibrant array of activist voices, this conference will explore the situation in Israel and Palestine today, the experience of occupation, the role of U.S. policy and nonviolent strategies for peace. Distinguished speakers who will share with us their experience of the places where faith and politics meet include:

The Rev Naim Ateek The Rev. Naim Ateek is an Arab Israeli citizen, founder and leader of Sabeel, (Arabic for 'the way'), and a former canon pastor of the Episcopal Cathedral of Jerusalem. He is the author of many books and articles including Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation and, most recently, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation. He has been called the Bishop Tutu of Palestine.

Neve Gordon is a senior lecturer on Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University, the author of Israel's Occupation, and editor of From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights.

Kathleen and Bill Christison: Kathleen is a former CIA political analyst and has worked on Middle East issues for 35 years. She is the author of Perceptions of Palestine and The Wound of Dispossession. Bill is also formerly with the CIA.  Kathleen and Bill have just published Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation.

Mark Braverman is a Jewish American clinical psychologist, founder of Crisis Management Group Associates in Maryland, and activist for justice. Mark focuses on the role of religious beliefs and theology in the current discourse on Israel/Palestine and the future of interfaith relations. He has recently published Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land.

Jeff Halper is coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and an Israeli-American peace activist.  He is also a professor of anthropology, an acclaimed speaker and a 2006 Nobel Prize nominee. He is the author of Obstacles to Peace: A Re-framing of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and An Israeli In Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel.

Steve Niva is professor of International Politics and Middle East Studies at Washington's Evergreen State College. A frequent contributor to journals and newspapers, he is completing book a on suicide bombers.

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of Rachel Corrie and founders of the Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Tom Nelson is a co-founder of
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights.  A former corporate lawyer now in solo practice focusing on health and health care, he has investigated possible war crimes in Gaza, with a concern for upholding international law  ...along with additional workshop leaders.


The Palestine Concerns Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle
The Mideast Focus Initiative of Saint Mark’s Cathedral
The Episcopal Bishop's Committee for Israel/Palestine
American Jews for a Just Peace
American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Northwest Region
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Jewish Voice for Peace
Palestine Solidarity Committee
American Muslims of Puget Sound
Middle East Peace Builders
The Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action
Voices of Palestine
Pax Christi Pacific Northwest
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions--USA (ICAHD-USA)
The Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Trinity United Methodist Church, Seattle
First United Methodist Church, Bellevue
United Nations Association of Greater Seattle
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish, Seattle
Greater Seattle Veterans for Peace, Chapter 92
The Urban and Global Mission Department of the University Presbyterian Church
Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Seattle
Women in Black of Seattle
Women in Black International Network

FULL CONFERENCE:  $75  Friday presentations, workshops, 2 lunches and dinner with keynote address
by Naim Ateek AND all Saturday events including lunch

Register online at Brown Paper Tickets or by phoning 1-800-838-3006 
Last Minute Registration?  Please email or call Dottie Walker
Dottie Walker (Tel: 206-802-8543)
Contact: BrittaLisa Gess, Communications Director

 Additional contributions can be made to FOSNA, Seattle Conference

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