Naim Ateek Quotes

Two Quotes by: The Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem Ex-Canon of St.Georges Cathedral, Jerusalem.

In many ways, a Palestinian theology of liberation has re-established the balance between Christ's two natures - his divinity and his humanity. Palestinian theology of liberation focuses on the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth, who was also a Palestinian living under an occupation.
Book: by Naim Ateek entitled: A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation (2008) Maryknoll, N Y:Orbis Books p11. Published: 2008.

As we approach Holy Week and Easter, the suffering of Jesus Christ at the hands of evil political and religious powers two thousand years ago is lived out again in Palestine. The number of innocent Palestinians and Israelis that have fallen victim to Israeli state policy is increasing. Here in Palestine Jesus is again walking the via dolorosa. Jesus is the powerless Palestinian humiliated at a checkpoint, the woman trying to get through to the hospital for treatment, the young man whose dignity is trampled, the young student who cannot get to the university to study, the unemployed father who needs to find bread to feed his family; the list is tragically getting longer, and Jesus is there in their midst suffering with them. He is with them when their homes are shelled by tanks and helicopter gunships. He is with them in their towns and villages, in their pains and sorrows. In this season of Lent, it seems to many of us that Jesus is on the cross again with thousands of crucified Palestinians around him. It only takes people of insight to see the hundreds of thousands of crosses throughout the land, Palestinian men, women, and children being crucified. Palestine has become one huge Golgotha. The Israeli government crucifixion system is operating daily. Palestine has become the place of the skull.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 9th April 2001.

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