Israel/Palestine: Introducing Sabeel-Kairos at St Bride's

The word Peace written in stones under an ancient olive tree

The word Peace written in stones under an ancient olive tree

Lynn McAllister, who in 2017 took part in the Just Walk to Jerusalem, introduces what it means for St Bride's to be a Sabeel-Kairos Community:

In 2009 Palestinian Christians published their Kairos Document 'A Moment of Truth'  describing it as

A cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land.

In the document they ask the following question of the worldwide church: 

Are you able to help us get our freedom back, for this is the only way you can help the two peoples attain justice, peace, security and love?

Sabeel-Kairos is a Christian response in the UK to that challenge. Sabeel-Kairos is committed to supporting peace through justice in the Holy Land through issuing a weekly 'Wave of Prayer' for peace in Israel/Palestine, challenging the misuse of theology to oppress, raising awareness of the situation, promoting the respect for human rights, and advocating for non-violent resistance including Morally Responsible Investment and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.

As a Sabeel-Kairos community, St Bride’s participates in that work and we have a number of events and activities planned for around Advent which, as the link person between St Bride’s and Sabeel-Kairos, I will be advertising shortly.

For more information about Sabeel-Kairos, including an abridged version of 'A Moment of Truth', visit