Thursday, February 09, 2006

SABEEL Conference in Washington DC March 3-4

Friends of Sabeel—North America
Voice of the Palestinian Christians

From:"Sister Elaine Kelley"
Pursue Justice, Seek Peace!

working together to build a better future
in Palestine & Israel

A Sabeel Conference

March 3-4, 2006

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC

"Those who desire life and desire to see good days...let them never yield to evil but practice good; let them seek peace and pursue it." 1 Peter 3:10, 11

This conference will offer local churches and area denominational bodies, as well as other religious and secular peace and justice organizations in the DC Metro area an arena to inform ourselves, network widely and acquire practical tools to become pro-active peacemakers. We also welcome participants from throughout the United States as well as other countries.

Keynote speakers include Rev. Naim Ateek from Sabeel Jerusalem; Quaker Peace Activist Jean Zaru from Ramallah; Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions from Israel; Afif Safieh Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S.; Don Wagner, a Presbyterian Minister/Advocate for Divestment; Bill Fletcher of TransAfrica on the Apartheid S. Africa divestment experience ; Professor Susan Akram of Boston U. on international human rights and humanitarian law; Professor Sara Roy of Harvard University; and many others. Workshops and panel discussions will be led by many individuals with first- hand knowledge of the Israeli/Palestinian question.

This two- day conference will bring together Christians of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions, along with Jews, Muslims, peoples of other faiths, and secular persons. Together we will explore and affirm our shared commitment to the active non-violent pursuit of a rights-based, just peace in Palestine and Israel.

For registration, visit
For further information please contact:
Email: Tel: 202-258-0569
SABEEL DC 2708 Ontario Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20009

Coordinated with Sabeel Center Jerusalem,, and Friends of Sabeel-North America,, with co-sponsorship from a broad spectrum of peace, human rights, and faith-based groups.

Sabeel Conference
Washington DC, March 3-4, 2006

Registration Form

Please print and mail this form with your registration fee.


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Registration Fee Schedule
$85 Pre-registration (by February 14)
$100 Registration (after February 14) (All but $35 of these amounts is tax-deductible)
$50 One day only (All but $15 of this amount is tax-deductible)
$35 Student/low income fee

No fee for volunteers (Please contact Keren Batiyov at

Please consider making an additional tax-deductible contribution.
Registration fees do not cover the full cost of the conference.

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Mail registration form with your payment to:

2708 Ontario Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20009

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