We pray for all the Friends of Sabeel chapters around
the world as they continue to educate, advocate and mobilize for
a just peace in Palestine and Israel. We particularly pray that the regional
conferences in the USA will have a strong impact on decision-makers in both
religious and political circles in order to rectify the continuous wrongs and
injustices in the area.
We continue to pray for
the Jerusalem and West Bank communities where settler
harrassment against the residents is rising. We are apalled at Israel’s
arrogant decision to build 240 new housing units in Ramot and Pizgat Zeev in the Jerusalem area, in defiance of all diplomatic
pressures for Israel to abide by moral and legal standards.
We hold in prayer the Jerusalem/Nazareth Sabeel’s Young Adult joint event in
Galilee, this week-end. The participants will, in addition to helping in the
olive picking of the Sakhnin villagers, welcome Nevine Nasrallah, the new Youth Coordinator,
who is no stranger to Sabeel since she
got involved as a teenager, eleven years ago. May God’s blessings encourage the young adults to
serve as responsible citizens and peacebuilders.
ASHTAR Theatre in Palestine is mobilizing its long-built global artistic network to produce recitals of the Gaza Mono-logues with youth groups in 30 world cities in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the USA. The campaign that started on October 17 will end at the United Nations in New York on November 29, Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Let us pray that drama and art will be able to achieve the just peace where politicians and decision-maker failed.