Cry for Hope in Lent: A new series

We are delighted to be launching a series of studies for Lent 2022 focused on the Palestinian ‘Cry for Hope’ and associated themes. This series will include live online events with international speakers, discussion, prayers and actions every Sunday for 5 weeks during lent.


Cry for Hope – A call to Decisive Action was issued in July 2020 by leaders of the Christian Community in the Holy Land under the banner of Kairos Palestine. It was taken up by “Global Kairos for Justice” a coalition of committed Christians from around the world.


A number of churches in the UK have noted “Cry for Hope” and commended it for study, others have resolutions before them that call for such recognition. The present course is therefore prepared to resource these studies and provide a format for use within Lent Groups run by many churches and ecumenical groupings. The material will then be available for use at other times of year.

Format of the course:

A Zoom event will take place at 6pm (UK time) on each of the Sundays indicated. A recording of the event will then be available.

Each event will follow a similar format:

Brief introduction: Charlotte Marshall, Sabeel Kairos UK.

First Speaker:       15 minutes

Second Speaker:  15 minutes

Q & A session:      30 minutes This session is optional for groups, they may                               decide to go straight into their own group discussions.

End of live zoom event, groups continue separately

Discussion:           30 minutes if Q & A has been opted for or 60 if not.


Suggestions for action.

Please note: we will not be hosting breakout rooms, so you will need to organise your own discussion group, either online or in-person.

Week by week guide:

Sunday 6th March: Why was Cry for Hope written? Speakers from Palestine and the UK.

Sunday 13th March: The Christian Community in Palestine. Speakers (male and female) from Palestine.

Sunday 20th March: Is Israel an Apartheid State? Speakers from South Africa and the UK.

Sunday 27th March: ‘Is it true that “You cannot follow the Gospel and support the occupation?”’ Speakers from USA and Germany

Sunday 3rd April: Why is it a ‘Cry for Hope’? Speakers from Israel and the UK.

Full details of the course, including questions for group discussions, prayers, suggested actions and biographies for all of our speakers is available in our programme here: Cry for Hope Lent Study Programme Final

You can also find further information and help in our Study Guide which accompanies the programme: Cry for Hope Study Guide Final

Please also download and share this flier for the series, and encourage your local churches to get involved! Cry for Hope Lent Series flier

There will also be a recording of the speakers available on the Monday following the event for lent groups to use during the week. These will be posted on the Sabeel-Kairos YouTube Channel.

Registering for the live events:

If you would like to join us live on zoom for the 5 events during Lent, please register using the link below.

Once you have registered, you should automatically receive the joining instructions from zoom. Please check your junk mail, and contact us if you have not received this email.

Registering once will allow you to attend all of the 5 events, you will not need to register again.–grz4iH9YTLYyip2jv4phtdY6eQX_G

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