Sabeel Kairos Conference 2020 | You cannot serve God and the occupation
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We have made the difficult but important decision to change our 2020 conference and AGM from a face-to-face event to an online one.
Given that social distancing is likely to have to continue for some time and the situation in September is an unknown, we do not want to put our members at unnecessary risk by holding a large gathering. It is also likely that international travel will still be affected, making it difficult for us to bring a Palestinian speaker to the UK, something we feel is a very important part of our yearly event.
However, despite not being able to meet in person, we do have a fantastic event lined up for our members! Our online conference will take place on the same day – Saturday 19th September, from 10 am-12 noon.
We are delighted that we will be joined by speakers from our two key partners in Palestine – Rev Dr Munther Isaac from Kairos Palestine, and Omar Haramy from Sabeel Jerusalem. These two fantastic speakers will cover the key themes of the conference; ‘You cannot serve God and the occupation’ and ‘Antisemitism, Israel and Palestine.’ There will be chance to ask your questions in a Q+A on both topics.
In addition to this we will be led in worship by Amos Trust founder Garth Hewitt, and we will be exploring how we can take action together to support justice and peace in Palestine.
Booking onto the conference
Please register your interest by filling in the online form below. We will be in touch in the coming weeks to those registered with information about how to access the online event.
We are holding our AGM on Saturday 19th September, 12.15-1pm following the online conference and a short break. Members who have paid their fees for 2019-2020 are invited to attend the virtual AGM and vote as usual.
We are expecting to have space on the board for 6 Trustees (2 current members are available for re-election within this number). We are looking for trustees with potential fundraising, HR or charity governance experience plus Advocacy and Theology. We welcome all people to stand for these positions at the AGM, from anywhere in the country, all ethnic backgrounds, ages and denominations. Please consider standing for one of these roles to help support our small, but dynamic and energetic charity!
We would like to remind you that only paid-up members of Friends of Sabeel UK as of 1st September 2020 will be eligible to vote at the AGM: please contact the office if you are unsure of your membership status.
Please note numbers 18 and 19 in the Articles of Association setting out the rights of members to appoint a proxy under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006. Please complete and return the S-K Proxy Notice 2020 if you are unable to attend the AGM.
Thank you for your continuing support of the work of Sabeel-Kairos and we look forward to seeing many of you on 19th September!
Our conference this year is free to all participants. However, if you can make a donation to support our advocacy work we would be extremely grateful. Please donate by clicking here
About the speakers:
Revd Dr Munther Isaac
Munther was born in Beit Sahour, Palestine. He is married with two children. Munther is an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church and serves as an Assistant Pastor at Christmas Evangelical Lutheran Church Bethlehem. Munther is a speaker on Palestinian theology and the theology of the land, active with Kairos Palestine, and Blogger.
Omar Haramy is the Executive Director of Sabeel Jerusalem and a Palestinian Christian leader who lives in East Jerusalem. Omar is a long-time campaigner and advocate for peace and justice and has worked with the Sabeel communities in Israel and Palestine for several years. He recently featured in the film Jerusalem: A Rock and A Hard Place about the realities of living in Jerusalem today.
Garth Hewitt released his first album The Lion and the Lamb in 1973, and his latest, My Name Is Palestine in 2019. Throughout those 40 years Garth has visited areas of poverty, conflict, deprivation, and disaster, prioritizing friendships with local people and bringing them encouragement, but always returning to Europe and the US with personal stories bringing to life media headlines, keeping individual’s stories at the forefront when newspapers have forgotten, and challenging the privileged to share, and to join the protest against injustice. Founding the human rights charity Amos Trust in 1985, Garth worked for 26 years as its Director, and still maintains a role with Amos as Founder.