Today the Christians in Jerusalem will join the worldwide Christian family in celebrating the Ascension of Christ. On Saturday, Nakba Day, Christians will join their Palestinian brothers and sisters in mourning the loss of their land, their country and so many members of their families. Throughout the week, marches, rallies, and other non-violent demonstrations for peace and justice will be taking place in Palestine and Israel. May our prayers for justice be heard by the ascended Christ and may we all find fresh hope and encouragement in the struggle for freedom.
Sabeel young adults
will spend two days in Galilee this weekend, volunteering in Tiberias and
commemorating Nakba Day in solidarity with Palestinians from the village of
Al-Bassa, which was forcibly depopulated in 1948 and remains in ruins to this
day. We pray that the participants will enjoy the community building and
solidarity of being together from north and south, and that their activities
will bind them together and offer mutual support.
The coordinators for
Friends of will gather for two days to
discuss and strategize new ways to develop the ministry of Sabeel Sabeel and its partners and further advocate for a
lasting and just peace in this land. May God bless this meeting as we refresh
and renew the bonds and spirit of our mission.