Sabeel-Kairos 2019 Conference: Faith into Action
We are delighted to confirm details for our yearly conference, which will be held on Saturday 29th June at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.
Following a hugely successful (and sold out!) conference last year, we have increased the number of places available at our conference this year.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting four fantastic key speakers. Rifat Kassis, from Kairos Palestine, David Cronin, author and blogger on Israel/Palestine, and Professor Adam Sutcliffe, from Independent Jewish Voices. You can read more about the speakers below.
We will also be hearing about Sabeel-Kairos’s Investing for Peace campaign alongside campaign partner War on Want, and engaging in a panel debate and plenty of discussion! There will be chance to buy Palestinian crafts and food, view exhibitions and information stalls, and meet like-minded supporters from across the UK.
Booking onto the conference
You can book your place at our conference by submitting the online form below. Tickets cost £30 which includes a buffet lunch, and tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival. This fee can be paid online via our donate button – click here to open this page in a new window.
*To be eligible to vote in the AGM you need to be a full member and have paid your yearly subscription fee to Sabeel-Kairos for 2018-19*
Booking via post
If you wish to fill in the form by hand and post us your £30 fee then please download and print the booking form below, and send the completed form and cheque to Sabeel-Kairos, CMS House, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ.
For information about travel to and from the venue and local accomodation please open the booking form above.
About our speakers:
Rifat is the Director of Kairos Palestine and one of it’s founding members. Born in Beit Sahour, Rifat has long been active in the Palestinian struggle on a number of non-violent fronts, not least on the national and international rights-based advocacy scene. He was arrested several times by Israel for his human rights and community work. Throughout his career, he has been advocating and actively campaigning for the effective application of international human rights and humanitarian law in Palestine, through various professional and voluntary positions.
David is an Irish journalist and political activist living in Brussels. He is associate editor of The Electronic Intifada, and has written for a variety of publications, including including the Guardian and Wall Street Journal Europe. His books include Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel published in 2017 and Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation published in 2010.
Prof Adam Sutcliffe
Adam Sutcliffe is Professor of European History at Kings College London and has an extensive academic record. He is particularly interested in the place of Judaism and Jewish themes in Western thought, on which he has published widely. Adam has frequently been involved in public engagement and expert media commentary, including radio and television interviews, on issues relating to Jewish history, perceptions of Jews and Judaism, minority communities and migration histories in Britain, and approaches to antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other prejudices.
Ryvka works as Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security) for War on Want, and campaigns against human rights abuses associated with the growing power of the military and security industry, with a special focus on the UK-Israel arms trade. She writes frequently on the topic in IndyVoices, Middle East Eye and has appeared on the BBC and other broadcast channels discussing these issues. Ryvka has a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University where she specialised in the politics of tourism development in the occupied West Bank.