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A Palestinian Theology of Liberation

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A Palestinian Theology of Liberation

Tickets now available through United in Learning, courtesy of the United Church of Canada.

A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: A Short Certificate Course

May 2, 2018 7pm ET / 4pm PT
May 3, 2018 11am–5pm ET / 8am–2pm PT

*This is an in-person event sponsored by the Canadian Friends of Sabeel and supported by Friends of Sabeel North America. The course will be held at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, and United in Learning will provide full livestreaming so that people from across the continent can participate in the program. All registrants will be sent fuller details on the location.

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For three decades the Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, a former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, and the founder of the Palestinian liberation theology movement, has been inspiring readers with his ideas about faith, justice, and the Holy Land. He has been at the forefront not only of efforts to bring the plight of Palestinian Christians to the world’s attention, but also of the quest to theologically re-think the place of the Holy Land’s indigenous people in Christian faith and scripture.

Walter Brueggemann, one of the world’s foremost Old Testament scholars, writes in the foreword to Rev. Ateek’s latest book that it is “a venture in truth-telling advocacy” – embodying a philosophy that “upends all partisan claims and concerns God’s love for the whole world, and the truth that we cannot love God if we do not love our neighbor. . . . [W]ith reference to scripture, we are engaged in contestation about which texts to read and how to read them.” Join Rev. Ateek, Canadian scholar Dr. Magi Abdul-Masih, and other distinguished colleagues for what promises to be a memorable and thought-provoking event.


Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek
Founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre – Jerusalem
Author of A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict (Orbis Books, 2017)

Dr. Magi Abdul-Masih
Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University – Halifax
Accomplished scholar of Orientalism and Palestinian and Jewish liberation theology.


(The below is for Canadian participants; for United States pricing and registration, click here.)

In-person participation at the U of T: $95 CAD (students $50);

Your tuition fee includes the cost of the book. Please plan to pick up your book either two weeks in advance in Toronto or at the event.

Full participation by livestream: $95 CAD (students $50);

Your tuition fee includes the cost of the book. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

Group participation by livestream: $750 CAD (students $300);

Purchase of this option includes five copies of the book, mailed to one address. You can purchase additional copies of the book at a discounted price of $20 each (Canadian funds).

Click here to register.

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