June 4, 2021
Special Online Opportunity:
Insights Into Palestine-Israel Conflict
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has asked the Rev. Canon Naim Ateek and the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves to share their insights into the current situation in Palestine/Israel. Both are honorary Canons of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. Canon Ateek is a retired Palestinan Anglican Priest and the founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem. He now lives in Texas. Canon Grieves is a Priest of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and served as the peace and justice officer for the Episcopal Church. He is retired and living in California.

Both have agreed to gather online (see the registration link below) to talk about the current situation. Guests will also include:
Omar Haramy, the Director of Sabeel-Jerusalem. An Orthodox Christian, his family has deep connections to the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulcher) in Jerusalem. Through his work with Sabeel, and many other community organizing roles, Omar’s life is an attempt to witness to the resurrected Christ. He is also a member of the Kairos Palestine Steering Committee.
Cedar Duaybis, founding member of Sabeel. She was born in Haifa and fled to Nazareth in 1948, where she grew up as an “internal refugee” within Israel. She is a retired school teacher who supported her husband’s ministry as a priest of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Jerusalem inside Israel and in the Palestinian territories. She has been the editor of numerous publications. 
This special opportunity will take place via Zoom on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (HST). Questions will be taken via the “chat” function. Please register by clicking on the button below. You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom information to join the meeting:
In preparation, the Bishop asks that attendees look at these two websites:

  • Friends of Sabeel North America - FASNA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through nonviolent advocacy and education. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians, who seek a just peace as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions.

  • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem - AFEDJ is dedicated to raising financial support for schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. These institutions serve everyone, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. They build hope for all in the Holy Land. The Christian values of equity, justice, and respect for the dignity of all are at the heart of our efforts.
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Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776