Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sabeel's Fifth International Young Adult Conference

"From the Belly of the Whale - A Palestinian Christian Cry for Justice"

Sabeel's Fifth International Young Adult Conference, July 21 - August 1, 2010, in Jerusalem. There's still room for young adults -ages 18 to 35. Registration deadline: June 1.

Do you know a young person for whom this unique international experience would be a good fit? Do you know leaders who work with youth and young adults? Click here for the flyer -

Here for the application form - nf..pdf

The Vision: To provide young adults (18-35) with an alternative pilgrimage experience that emphasizes active engagement with both the people and the land.

The conference includes visits to Palestinian and Israeli Communities, cultural activities, contextual tours of holy sites, volunteering and activism, worship and bible study, panel discussions and advocacy workshops.

12 Days in Palestine and Israel, total cost: $1100 (not including airfare or transport from airport). Contact us for info on sponsors and financial aid.

The 5th Annual Young Adult Conference, titled “From the Belly of the Whale: A Palestinian Christian Cry for Justice,” is inspired by the Book of Jonah. In the story, the nationalist prophet Jonah travels against his will to preach repentance to his Assyrian enemies in the city of Nineveh. A story of mercy, compassion, perception and responsibility, the tale of Jonah and the Assyrians will serve as a springboard for this year’s conference, giving new perspective to the Palestinian struggle by providing a humanizing lens for seeing reality that is grounded in both Jewish and Christian Religious traditions. This year’s conference, beginning July 21st, will last for twelve days. We hope to bring together a strong group of Palestinian and International participants, including but not limited to seminarians, university students, social workers, journalists, clergy members and social activists.

Take a look at our flyer and fill out an application! Here is a link to a chapter from Reverend Naim Ateek’s recent book, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation, interpreting the Jonah story from the perspective of a Palestinian Liberation Theologian:

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center: Sabeel is an ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, this liberation theology seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians, promote unity among them, and lead them to social action.

Learn about Sabeel and Liberation Theology at
Email us at: or call 972.2.532.7136

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