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Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Father Naim Ateek:US Churches Act When Governments Fail

Father Naim Ateek is interviewed by Sojurners Magazine re divestment by US Church bodies. Father Ateek talks about recent success and future goals.

The Rev. Naim Ateek, a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, is canon of St. George’s (Anglican) Cathedral in Jerusalem and is founder of Sabeel, which has produced a 15-page statement that, in Ateek’s words, will go out "to all hierarchies of churches everywhere in the world." It was inspired by the economic boycotts that helped end apartheid in South Africa. Its mandate: selective divestment by churches from corporations and companies profiting from the occupation. Click on headline to read more.

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