Naim Ateek, one of the FOSNA conference speakers, emphasized four points of liberation theology:
- Stand for truth and justice without violence. Resist evil without doing evil.
- Rise above the ways of the world without abandoning your involvement and commitment to the poor and oppressed.
- Seek the humanity of the oppressor without appeasement or collaboration.
- Stay true to your faith, loving and worshiping without becoming rigid and closed.
Omar Haramy, administrator of Sabeel in Jerusalem, said South American liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez may participate in a future Sabeel conference.
The Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns’ Middle East Notes frequently mention Sabeel, Naim Ateek, Palestinian liberation theology, and BDS. The whole June 25, 2015 issue (maryknollogc.org/article/middle-east-notes-june-25-2015) addressed BDS, the worldwide movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanction against entities that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Have you travelled to Israel/Palestine recently, or been involved in Sabeel or BDS? Please send your reflections to the NSFA.