Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
July 05, 2012
- Website: www.sabeel.org
- Founded in 1989, based in Jerusalem.
- Director: Naim Ateek, former Canon of St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem.
- Funders include the Swedish government via Diakonia (SEK 800,000 in 2006-8, ~$112,000)
- Mission statement: "An ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians", which "encourages Christians from around the world to work for justice and to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people."
- Church support groups in North America and Europe, in cooperation with Christian Aid leaders, Afif Safieh (PLO representative in the UK), MCC.
- Active in anti-Israel political campaigns, including church divestment resolutions.
- Supports "one state solution" (destruction of Israel as a Jewish state).
- Sabeel Founder Adamant in Anti-Zionism, The Catholic Register, October 18, 2013
- BDS IN THE PEWS: European, US, and Canadian Government Funding Behind Anti-Israel Activism in Mainline Churches, NGO Monitor Reports, July 2, 2012
- Sabeel and Naim Ateek Factsheet, NGO Monitor Factsheets, October 2, 2011
- Confronting Sabeel: Netherlands Church Leaders Criticize Biased Agenda, NGO Monitor Analysis, October 2, 2011
- "Sabeel´s Ecumenical Facade", NGO Monitor Digest (Vol. 3 No. 11), July 10, 2005
- "Rounding Up the Usual Suspects, Preaching to the Hating Converted", Dexter Van Zile, israelinsider, November 17, 2005
- Sabeel continues to promote the Durban agenda, NGO Monitor Digest (Vol. 4 No. 6), February 26, 2006
- Sabeel Conferences: Fuelling the Arab-Israeli Conflict, NGO Monitor, October 10, 2007
- The Grinch that Destroyed Christmas, Honest Reporting, December 12, 2007