Young Advocates Forum
A series that thinks about Solidarity between campaigns for Palestine and other justice campaigns across the world and how they are linked.
Jacob’s Blog 3
Beit Sahour, Hebron & Bethlehem
I’ve not posted for a couple of days because the signal has been sketchy or I’ve been too tired…
The past few days have seen us visit Beit Sahour a town in the district of Bethlehem and Hebron, as well as today, the central city of Bethlehem again. (more…)
Jacob’s Blog 2
Yesterday was deeply challenging, and yet, I felt drawn so much closer to God. We visited Jerusalem and saw many of the historic religious sites from Al Aqsa Mosque, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the site of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection), the Stations of the Cross (the route Jesus walked), and the Western Wall where Jews gather to pray and be close to original site of the temple. All of this was deeply moving and I’ll write about it more another time. (more…)
Jacob’s Blog 1
The First Day
A day of visiting the catholic site of the Shepherd’s Fields, the Church of the Nativity (the birth site of Christ), the old city streets of Bethlehem and the Centre for Palestinian Biodiversity and Nature. It’s not over yet either, this evening we have a talk from a Jonathan Kuttab. (more…)
Greenwashing Part 2: God of Empire or Jesus- the servant of the oikumene?
The year 2023 has seen Ramadan, Easter, and Passover fall together, which only happens usually once every thirty years. The occasion has seen a heightened situation in Israel and the oPt, especially Jerusalem. The BBC News headline on April 5 2023 read, ‘Ramadan and Passover raise tensions at Jerusalem holy site.’ The headline makes it seem as if the religious festivals created the “tensions”. The situation in Israel and the oPt, we know, is not caused by believers practicing their religions. (more…)
Places Available for Young Adult Conference in Palestine
We are delighted to announce that Sabeel is back to organizing their annual young adult conferences, after a pause from the pandemic, this year.
Apply for Young Adults Conference- July 2023
We’re super excited that you’re interested in coming to the Young Adults Conference/ alternative pilgrimage with us in Palestine. Here are some more details below.
Student Christian Movement Magazine ‘Conscientization’ Covers Advocacy for Palestine
The Student Christian Movement’s latest issue of their Movement Magazine, edited by our Advocacy Officer for Under 35’s, Victoria, introduced students to justice issues in Palestine.
Sabeel-Kairos Successes from 2018-2022
Prayer and Action cards for young people
Earlier in the year our advocacy officer for the under 35s produced these fantastic prayer and action cards for the 18-35s. You can download them for free here or contact us if you would like to order some for your youth group! (more…)
Why a young advocates forum?
In Israel/Palestine now it is the young people who are changing the narrative and revealing the truth about what is happening on the ground that does not often get into our mainstream news. People like Atalya Ben Abba, an Israeli conscientious objector, who went to military prison for her refusal to join the Israeli army. You can watch her incredible story ‘Objector’ here.
Israel/Palestine often feels like a huge topic which can overwhelm us and make us think: What is it all about? What can we do? Watch this animated introduction to Israel/Palestine produced by Jewish Voice for Peace. The video talks about a worldwide movement of hundreds and thousands of people across the world who are working for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. By becoming a Sabeel-Kairos Partner for Peace you will be joining this worldwide movement.
Current issues/campaigns: Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan
Young people like Muna El-Kurd, and her twin brother Mohammed, are helping to make known to the world the unjust treatment of Palestinians. Muna and Mohammed have an Israeli settler from the USA living in part of their house, and are threatened with eviction from their home. Muna was arrested in June 2021 for peacefully protesting the theft of her home. Muna livestreams what is happening in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem, and has thousands of Instagram followers. It is the young people telling the stories that are starting to make the world sit up and listen.
Chloe has recently joined our Young Advocates Forum and our monthly prayer gathering. Ruth, our under 35’s officer interviewed her about her interest in Palestine, and how she came to know about Sabeel-Kairos.
Laura is a young international student worker who has learnt about the situation in Palestine through the work of Sabeel-Kairos UK. What she heard inspired her to pray for an end of the Israeli occupation and for peace in Palestine. While she prayed she remembered and honoured the lost, whilst celebrating freedom to come.
Here she explains the symbolism of her painting: “Breakfast on the beach: hope for Palestine.”
- The watermelon is a symbol of resistance.
- The flower in the tear gas vase, remembering and honouring the lost.
- The Palestinian Keffiyeh shows their intact identity and links with the original pattern from the fishing industry and I had John 1:12 on my mind whilst painting ‘ But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.’
- After decades of living in fear without rights or freedom I have painted a picture of hope for Palestine to enjoy their beaches and eat in peace with Jesus.
Annabelle’s story: Developing a passion for justice in Israel/Palestine
I am a Russian Christian who came to the UK to study in Leeds in 2018.
The two churches I attended before in Russia were both charismatic churches (Evangelical family of churches). Both of them had many things in common. They both believed in the idea of success and compulsory prosperity of a modern Christian. Moreover, they promoted ideas of only spiritual healing (all sicknesses come from the Devil) and non-negotiable obedience to leaders, as well, as “worshipping” of them. (more…)
How can you become a Partner for Peace?
Subscribe to the Sabeel ‘Wave of Prayer’
Receive regular updates from the ground in Palestine to inform your prayers.
Give regularly to our work
Regular donations large or small helps us to plan our work. Can you give £5, £10, £15 a month or more? You can donate quickly and securly here online: https://www.sabeel-kairos.org.uk/category/donate/
Join our young advocates forum (zoom)
If you are new to the topic of Israel/Palestine come and learn more and ask your questions. If you are already involved, meet with other young advocates to encourage, inspire and pray for each other in our work for a just peace. Contact our under 35’s engagement officer, Ruth Thomas on for more information or to join.