Friends of Sabeel-North America

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Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSBA) is North American ecumenical Christian organization that seeks an end to the Israel-Palestine Conflict beginning by engagement with Palestinian Christians. It endorses a two-state solution.

It embraces a liberation theology for Palestine, as developed by Canon Naim Ateek, Founder/Director, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem. Rev. Desmond Tutu is the organization's patron. Since its inception, its president has been Rt. Rev. Edmond (Ed) Browning, former presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church.

The group considers the Israeli military presence in, and overwatching, Gaza and Palestine to be illegal. [1]

FOSBA has been listed in the Anti-Defamation League's October 2010 "Top Ten Anti-Israel Groups in America".[2]


  1. FAQ, Friends of Sabeel-North America
  2. The Top Ten Anti-Israel Groups in America, Anti-Defamation League, 4 October 2010