Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bishop Stephen meets with Canon Naim Ateek of Sabeel

Bishop Stephen, IOC Orthodox Bishop of Hawaii (L)
with the Rev. Canon Naim Ateek (R), Director of Sabeel Ecumenical
Liberation Theology Center of Jerusalem.

Bishop Stephen with Canon Naim Ateek at the All Believers Network Forum

The Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek is a Palestinian Christian who is the founder and head of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Canon Ateek and his brother, Saleem Ateek of Dallas, Texas, joined members of the All Believers Network’s Board of Directors for dinner and, afterward, an informal conversation at the First Unitarian Church in Honolulu on February 23, 2010. The Canon spoke about his ecumenical ministry to the Christian community, outreach to the Muslim community, and work for justice to end Israel’s colonization of the Palestinian territories. He is in Honolulu as the keynote speaker for a Sabeel conference being held on February 26th and 27th at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The All Believers Network’s monthly forum, of which Bishop Stephen is Secretary of the Board of Directors, meets on the last Tuesday of the month and features speakers from various faith traditions and discussions of topics pertinent to Honolulu’s inter-faith family.