Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Welcome to YFOS!

Welcome to the Young Friends of Sabeel blog!

Young Friends of Sabeel (YFOS) was organized out of the desire by memebers of the international community to support the work of Sabeel Ecumencial Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Sabeel, an ecumenical grassroots movement among Palestinians, seeks to make the Gospel contexually relevant, and strives to develop a spirituality based on justice, peace, nonviolence, liberation, and reconciliation for the different faith communities. The word "Sabeel" in Arabic means "the way" and also a "channel" or "spring" of life-giving water.

YFOS supports the work of Sabeel through education, advocacy, conferences, solidarity visits, partner-to-partner projects, and financial contributions. Young people, as a network of friends throughout the world, work in partnership with Sabeel to help bring about a just and durable peace for Palestine and Israel.

Young Friends of Sabeel educate other young adults around the world about the realitis of the Israeli occupation and how to work for peace with justice. We can help you with:
  • Publications, resource materials and bibliographies
  • Resources on the Sabeel website (
  • Worship and reflection tools such as the Contemporary Way of the Cross
  • Lectures and presentations from young adults who will come to your town

Young friends of Sabeel advocate for peace with justice through nonviolent means. We work together on:

  • Morally Responsible Investment (
  • Solidarity demonstrations
  • Internet strategies
  • Young Adult Conferences
  • How to's for community meetings, teach-ins and rallies

Young Friends of Sabeel participate in building a community of people who care:

  • Global partnerships
  • Volunteering
  • Lobbying for change
  • Media activism

Interested in joining YFOS? Want to request specific resources? Let us know what you are looking for from the YFOS network. Tell us what you want to see on this blog. Get in touch with us at

Whatever your gifts are, we need you!

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