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The 4th Christ at the Checkpoint Conference took place in Bethlehem from March 7-10, 2016. The conference brought internationals and Palestinians together to study and explore the rise of religious extremism within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and how this impacts the Israel/Palestine conflict. Kairos members, Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac and Rev. Dr. Yohanna Katanacho, gave lectures on Christian Zionism and Palestinians in Israel. The whole conference, including a video database with all lectures, is documented on their website.
Kairos Palestine celebrates its 6th anniversary on Friday 4th of December in Dar Annadwa International Center Bethlehem! Beside the celebrations we also want to discuss four important issues which have not yet been addressed in the document. We are glad that Bishop Atallah Hanna, Bishop Munib Younan and Patriarch Michael Sabbah support us in this event.
From 28th to 31st of October 2015, over 20 theologians from around the world, including India, South Africa, Germany, the Philippines, Jamaica, the Netherlands and many more, came together in Bethlehem for a conference, organized by the Council for World Mission. Among the participants members and authors of Kairos Palestine contributed towards a Palestinian Theology of Resistance.
At the invitation of the Council for World Mission, a global community of churches together in mission, we gathered on 28–31 October 2015 in Bethlehem – in occupied Palestine to consider “Mission in the Context of Empire: A Call for Global Theological Resistance in Palestine.” We gathered as 32 Christian and Muslim theologians, scholars, and leaders from 13 different countries, with different contextual experiences of global empire that impact on the lives of the colonizers, colonized people and places, enslaved people, and the exploited alongside the dispossessed and transferred.
“May your movement -- our movement -- continue to grow in strength and spirit.” These words were written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, welcoming participants of the 30 year anniversary conference of the South African Kairos document to Johannesburg in August 2015. The conference commemorated and celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the 1985 Kairos document, a document that had a significant influence on the Christian community’s theology and response to Apartheid, as well as involvement in social justice issues worldwide. The conference also sought to lift up the struggles for justice that still persist in South Africa and around the world.
From December 2 until 4, 2014, over 250 participants from Palestine and many other countries* gathered in Bethlehem to commemorate the 5th anniversary of “A Moment of Truth: A Word of Faith, Hope, and Love from the Heart of Palestinian Suffering,” known as Kairos Palestine. The document, produced by a broadly ecumenical group of Palestinian Christian leaders, offered a word of hope in a hopeless situation. It signaled a strong commitment for Palestinian Christians to participate fully in creative resistance to end Israeli occupation, a reality we again describe as “a sin against God and humanity.”
Kairos Palestine cordially invited supporters of the Kairos Palestine movement for a just peace to celebrate the 4th anniversary of launching the document "A Moment of Truth" together. The celebration took place at the Latin Seminary in Beit Jala. Members of esteemed partner organisations like ARIJ, St. Yves, Badil, DCI and Addameer were present to launch our joint project, the Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert 2013, together.
December 07, 2012
Opening prayer and welcome during the Kairos Palestine Conference "A steadfast way towards liberation": Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah and the Grand Mufti of Bethlehem Abd Al Majid Atta Amarneh are praying together.