From Birmingham to Bethleham Sabeel Conference Brochure

From Birmingham to Bethlehem:The Power of Non-Violence in the U.S.and Palestine-Israel

Sabeel, Arabic for ‘the Way’, was founded by theologian and Canon Naim Ateek, and works with and on behalf of Palestinian Christians for justice through nonviolence in the Holy Land.

November 10-12, 2011, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta  30327; $75 per person Thursday presentation, Friday lunch, dinner and presentations, Saturday breakfast, lunch and presentations, $45 for one day; $30 for students. Brochure and registration information at

SabeelConfBrochAtl2011.pdf or visit 

Conference Speakers

The Rev. Naim Ateek, Founder and leader of Sabeel, known as the ‘Bishop Tutu of Palestine’, former Canon of the Episcopal Cathedral Jerusalem, author of A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation.

Anna Baltzer, Award winning lecturer, author, and Jewish-American activist, National Organizer for the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and author of Witness in Palestine.

Dr. Jesse Benjamin, Associate Professor of Sociology, Kennesaw State University, his teaching and research interests include the Middle East, Race, Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and forced Bedouin resettlement in Israel.

Dr. Mark Braverman, Jewish-American activist devoted full time to the Israel/Palestine conflict and author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land.

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Founding director of the Women’s Resource and Research Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College.

Dr. Maia Hallward Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kennesaw State University, author of Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activisim in the Second Intifadah, lived and worked in Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan for four years.

The Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Original Freedom Rider, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 and Distinguished Senior Scholar in Residence, Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Manal Tamimi, Palestinian representative from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, where community members are using non-violent action to challenge the Israeli Government who are taking over village land for a nearby settlement.



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