Books, films, music, exhibitions, flyers etc!
Book review: Ancestral Journeys and Western Missions
Revd. Dr. Stephen Sizer reviews this book by Anita Damiani-Shanley:
‘Ancestral Journeys is much more than the story of two families, one Arab and the other Scottish joined in marriage. It traces the influence of missionaries, archaeologists, traders and colonialists competing with each other for a share of the Near East as the Ottoman Empire met its demise’ (more…)
‘A Palestinian Theology of Liberation’ by Naim Stifan Ateek
The latest book by Revd Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel in Jerusalem:
‘Addressing what many consider the world’s most controversial conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on liberation theology in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. (more…)
A collection of poems and cartoons
By Dutch artists Arie de Bruin (poems) and Len Munnik (cartoons)
Translated into English for your enjoyment and to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine.
Please download the booklet here:
Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour, by Warren R Bardsley
Warren Bardsley’s new book was released in early September, and is available for the price of £9.99
Please see this flyer for more details about the book.
There is also a 3-act play script based on the book available for groups to use, with no charge or copyright.
All proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
From Balfour to Banksy- film documentary on the Balfour legacy
From the Balfour to Banksy website:
Britain’s Balfour Legacy: a Century of Discord and Division
Many, many Jews will feel joy in 2017 as they celebrate 100 years after the British declaration that led to the birth of their nation.
This film will remember the other side of that narrative. (more…)
Censored UN Report Report on Israel
The UN has officially sanctioned and removed a recent report calling Israel an apartheid regime and urging governments to “support boycott, divestment and sanctions [BDS] activities’
The authors of the report have made it available for the public to download despite the censorship. Read the full report here.
Longing Belonging and Balfour: A musical theatre telling of the 1917 Balfour Declaration story
‘Chai For All’ will compose an hour-long musical theatre in April with a mishmosh of Jazz Klezmer, Arabic and Ottoman music, Salvation Army tunes, Story and Yiddish song. (more…)
Centenary of the Balfour Declaration 2017
When Britain promised to give away Palestine
Members of Friends of Sabeel and Sabeel-Kairos have produced a flyer to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, and raise awareness of the unfinished promises and commitments to the Palestinian population that were made in the letter, and the disastrous results of the declaration itself for the rights of the indigenous population. We would encourage you to download and print it yourselves, or to order hard copies please contact Friends of Sabeel on
Songs from the Fifth Gospel – a new resource from Garth Hewitt
The Year in Photos: Palestine and Israel 2015
A fantastic photo gallery brought to you by Activestills of some of the most significant events in Palestine and Israel in 2015. (more…)
Born to be Free: The Indivisibility of Freedom
Available now: new book by Brian J Brown
‘A Methodist Minister’s quest for Justice and Freedom on two Continents’ (more…)
Whose Promised Land? The continuing conflict over Israel and Palestine
By Rev Colin Chapman
A fully revised and updated edition of a classic book on Israel and Palestine.
The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has profoundly affected the Middle East for almost seventy years, and shows no sign of ending. With two peoples claiming the same piece of land for different reasons, it remains a huge political and humanitarian problem.Can it ever be resolved? If so, how?
These are the basic questions addressed in a new and substantially revised fifth edition of this highly acclaimed book.
Still Life: Tales from the West Bank.
Eye-witness stories of life in Palestine, told through song, story and images, by two former Ecumenical Accompaniers.
Sparrow Story: The Gospel for Today
A book by David Rhodes
What if Jesus lived today – in our violent world? In a region where there is military occupation, injustice and oppression? Where greed condemns people to live in virtual slavery and innocent lives are destroyed for the sake of power and ambition? “Sparrow Story” is a fast-moving and challenging presentation of the greatest story of all time – for people in our own age.
You can order this book online at Amazon – link here
Or visit the author’s own website: www.turbulentbooks.co.uk where you’ll find other stories on similar themes.
Liverpool Friends of Bil’in, have put together a travelling photographic exhibition and are looking for venues where this impressive and moving body of work can be displayed.
The advent of peace: A Gospel Journey to Christmas
Mary Grey looks at how the Advent story encourages forgiveness and reconciliation, both essential for peace, and how the Gospels can be key tools to help Christians work towards peace.
Films that show the reality of the situation in Palestine.
Zionism Unsettled – Study Guide
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has published Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide.
Zionism Unsettled was published to help bring about an end to the silence surrounding the impact of Zionism, and to encourage open discussions on the topic in church and society.
Christian Aid film
Click to see our new short film on the work we support in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory with resources to help you show and discuss this film in a church or group setting
Christian Aid exhibition – Through Young Eyes
Sabeel-Kairos book launch: ‘It’s About Time’
We are delighted to announce that one of the founding members of Sabeel-Kairos, Warren Bardsley, has recently launched his new book, ‘It’s About Time: The (unfinished) Story of Sabeel-Kairos’