Conferences & Trips
Pasadena Conference, Feb. 15 & 16, 2008
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Al-Nakba
A Friends of Sabeel Conference
FROM OCCUPATION TO LIBERATION:
VOICES WE NEED TO HEAR!
FEBRUARY 15 & 16, 2008
Friday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm & Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA
Keynote & Workshop Speakers
REV. DR. NAIM ATEEK
From a position of faith, Dr. Ateek seeks to find solutions based on the faith principles of justice, peace, and nonviolence. A former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, he helped found the ministry of Sabeel.
DR. GABRIEL PITERBERG
Dr. Gabi Piterberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in Israel. Currently he is Associate Professor of History at UCLA. He has also taught at the University of Durham, England, and Ben Gurion
University of the Negev in Israel.
Nabila Espanioly founded the Al-Tufula center in Nazareth in 1989 and has served as the director since that time. Nabila is a founding member and current chairperson of the Mossawa Center, the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel.
REV. DR. DONALD WAGNER
Reverend Wagner is professor and director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at North Park University in Chicago. He is also on the steering committee of FOSNA.
DR. LAILA AL-MARAYATI
Dr. Al-Marayati is the spokesperson and past president of the Muslim Women's League, a Los Angeles based organization dedicated to
disseminating accurate information about Islam.
Ms. Baltzer is a Jewish American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, and volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service. She brings a Jewish perspective to experiencing occupation.
RIZEK ABU SHARR
Rizek Abu Sharr was the first Palestinian General Director of YMCA in West Jerusalem. For 46 years he worked for dialogue and reconciliation among Christian, Jew and Muslim.
Founder of Zatoun, fair trade olive oil from Palestine, Robert Massoud has used the glorious gift of olive oil from Palestine to weave a web of inspiration and mass support in North America and build bridges to Palestine.
Chris Brown is an independent journalist living in San Francisco. In 2004 he volunteered with Christian Peace Maker Teams near Hebron. While escorting Palestinian children to school he and a colleague were beaten by Israeli settlers.
DR. NADERA SHALOUB-KERVORKIAN
Dr. Shalhoub-Kervorkian is currently a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Criminology. She also holds a teaching position at the Hebrew University School of Social Work.
Mr. Ayloush is the Southern California Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs.
Background to the Occupation
Challenging Christian Zionism
Connecting With Gaza
Indigenous Palestinian Christians: History & the Emigration Problem Naim Ateek & Rizek Abu & Sharr
Nonviolent Resistance to Occupation
Joshua Keaney & Matt Hamsher
A Jewish Voice in the Occupied Territories
Activism in the Marketplace: Supporting Palestinian Fair Trade
Robert Massoud, Bill Foote
Activism on Campus: Confronting the Israel-Palestine Issue
Pouneh Behin & Lana Khoury
U.S. Policy Towards Islam & Its impact on Palestine
Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Effects of Occupation on Women & Children
(workshops are subject to change)
Concert For Peace
REV. GARTH HEWITT
As well as being a singer and songwriter Rev. Hewitt is Director of the Amos Trust, an organization committed to issues of justice, peace, development and human rights.
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