Foundations of Palestinian Liberation in Jerusalem
and Advocacy of Friends of Sabeel North America
Tarek Abuata is Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel, North America. With dedication shaped by his family background (he is from a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem) and from extensive on-the-ground experiences in peace-making, Tarek will share about the foundations and current work of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Palestine, and Friends of Sabeel in the U.S.
Abuata has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, the United Palestine Appeal, and the Negotiations Support Unit of the Palestinian Authority, researching legal and policy issues. Tarek brings a strong focus on the theological roots of peace and justice work, and diverse and creative practical applications to meet today's challenges.
Sabeel in Arabic means "the way" or "a spring of water.” Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center is a Christian organization based in Jerusalem. More about Friends of Sabeel: http://fosna.org