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Popular Resistance and Liberation Theology - Witness Trip

Conference Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to Saturday, January 23, 2016


WITNESS TRIP DESCRIPTION: This trip is a traveling seminar in Palestine focusing on multiple forms of nonviolent resistance with day trips to refugee camps, villages and cities; a day-long seminar with leading practitioners of popular resistance; and a day-long seminar in Ramallah with leading political, economic, and human rights analysts and organizations. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Persons who have made prior trips to Palestine and Israel and are familiar with the political and demographic issues of the conflict

Travel Focus:

Interaction with faith-based (Christian, Muslim, Jewish) liberation theology and secular organizations engaged in popular resistance issues, such as the following:

o What do we share in common?
o Where do we differ?
o How can we work together?
o What does the global solidarity

movement for justice in Palestine need from us NOW?

Daily site visits to cities and villages, such as Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nabi Saleh, Battir, Wadi Fouqin, Beit Jala / Cremison Valley, refugee camps, Tent of Nations, Hebron, Jenin, Bil’in, etc.

Day-long seminar on liberation theology and popular resistance

Post-trip Advocacy:

Resources and support for active engagement in justice efforts upon returning home

Trip Cost:

$1850/person includes double room occupancy in 3-4 star hotels (+$400 single), all ground travel, 2 meals/day, hotel, guide & bus tips, seminar cost, honoraria for speakers, guides, arrival transfer to hotel.

Does not include airfare, departure airport transfer, beverages other than water, personal expenses, insurance 

Co-sponsors: Facilitators:

Friends of Sabeel— North America, Sabeel—Jerusalem, Kairos USA


Rev. Dr. Don Wagner Dr. Mike Spath
Dr. Linda Kateeb


Please check the FOSNA website or email Linda Kateeb at to get an application. Complete and return by email to Linda Kateeb ASAP or by November 15, 2015. Space will be limited to 15-18 participants (12- 15 participants will result in higher trip cost).


Participants will read recommended literature and participate in regular group reflections and debriefings during the trip.

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due November 25, 2015.

Send payment to FOSNA, PO Box 3192, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80155 or pay online using the below link. Final cost will be confirmed December 1, 2015. Balance is due December 15, 2015.


NOTE: Participants must arrive in Tel Aviv or cross from Jordan no later than 7 pm on January 14, 2016. 

Application (pdf)

Program Flyer (pdf)

Fosna/Kairos Program Brochure (pdf)