May 27, 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. They are trying to arrange for Palestinians on the ground to join the conversation and offer firsthand insights.

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
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(808) 536-7776