Friends of Sabeel Seattle Conference

Starting Date: 02-19-2010
Ending Date: 02-20-2010

Seattle, Washington 98103
United States
The United States, Israel and Palestine:
What Does Justice Require of US?

The premiere event of Sabeel Puget Sound, a member of Friends of Sabeel--North America
working with and on behalf of Palestinian Christians
for justice through nonviolence in the Holy Land.

Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle WA 98102

DOWNLOADS AT THE BOTTOM: flyer, brochure, schedule, mail-in registration form.

Featuring internationally acclaimed speakers and a vibrant array of activist voices, this conference will explore the situation in Israel and Palestine today, the experience of occupation, the role of U.S. policy and nonviolent strategies for peace. Distinguished speakers who will share with us their experience of the places where faith and politics meet include:

The Rev Naim Ateek is an Arab Israeli citizen, founder and leader of Sabeel, and a former canon pastor of the Episcopal Cathedral of Jerusalem. He is the author of many books and articles including Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation and, most recently, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation. He has been called the Bishop Tutu of Palestine.

Neve Gordon is a senior lecturer on Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University, the author of Israel’s Occupation, and editor of From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights.

Kathleen and Bill Christison: Kathleen is a former CIA political analyst and has worked on Middle East issues for 35 years. She is the author of Perceptions of Palestine and The Wound of Dispossession. Bill is also formerly with the CIA. Kathleen and Bill have just published Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation.

Mark Braverman is a Jewish American with deep family roots in the Holy Land. Trained as a clinical psychologist, and a pioneer in developing innovative approaches to crisis intervention and recovery from trauma, Mark now devotes himself full-time to the cause for peace in historic Palestine. In his work he focuses on the role of religious beliefs and theology in the current discourse on Israel/Palestine and the future of interfaith relations. Mark serves on the advisory board of Friends of Sabeel North American and on the Board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA (ICADH-USA). He is the author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land. Learn more about his work and his writing at

Jeff Halper is coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and an Israeli-American peace activist. He is also a professor of anthropology, an acclaimed speaker and a 2006 Nobel Prize nominee. He is the author of Obstacles to Peace: A Re-framing of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and An Israeli In Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Isra.

Steve Niva is professor of International Politics and Middle East Studies at Washington's Evergreen State College. A frequent contributor to journals and newspapers, he is completing book a on suicide bombers.

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of Rachel Corrie and founders of the Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Tom Nelson is a co-founder of Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights. A former corporate lawyer now in solo practice focusing on health and health care, he has investigated possible war crimes in Gaza, with a concern for upholding international law.

...along with additional workshop leaders.

The Palestine Concerns Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle
The Mideast Focus Initiative of Saint Mark’s Cathedral
The Episcopal Bishop's Committee for Israel/Palestine
American Jews for a Just Peace
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Jewish Voice for Peace
Palestine Solidarity Committee
American Muslims of Puget Sound
Middle East Peace Builders
The Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action
Voices of Palestine
Pax Christi Pacific Northwest
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions--USA (ICHAD-USA)
The Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane

FULL CONFERENCE: $75 Friday presentations, workshops, 2 lunches and dinner with keynote address
by Naim Ateek AND all Saturday events including lunch

(1) Register online at Brown Paper Tickets
or by phoning 1-800-838-3006
(2) Mail-In Registration Form (Use Word or PDF attachment below).

Additional contributions can be made to FOSNA, Seattle Conference
Contact: BrittaLisa Gess, Communications Director

Or, for more information:
Dottie Walker (Tel: 206-802-8543)
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