Nora Carmi's Biography
Born in Jerusalem a few months before the establishment of the State of Israel, Ms. Carmi
was displaced from her
home and moved to from the west to the occupied eastern part of the city along with her
family in 1948.
has stayed true to the city of her
birth and remains strongly connected to the civil society of Jerusalem.
A staff member of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center since 1993, Ms. Carmi has recently retired after 17 years of faithful service.
is currently working for Kairos Palestine, being one of the key contributors to its development.
was chosen as the West Bank representative of Christians
to personally address the Pope concerning Palestinian Christian issues on his
visit last year.
has recently returned from South Africa as a member of a delegation of Palestinian Christians
, bringing a message of love, struggle and solidarity from Occupied Palestine.
has been working for Kairos Palestine, since her retirement from Sabeel
in 2010, helping engage communities and civil society in understanding the document and the struggle of the Palestinian people.
is probably best known for her
excellent work as Coordinator of the Sabeel Women's Programme
was instrumental in helping to build Sabeel
from a tiny local ministry to an international organization.
also acted as welcoming host to so many groups and visitors to Sabeel
from around the world.
Fluent in both French and English, she
has been an especially good friend to Canadians.
Before joining Sabeel, Nora Carmi served the Jerusalem YWCA for 15 years.
has traversed the globe with her
work for justice and peace.
A committed community-builder within the Palestinian society, Ms. Carmi holds positions on several boards including the National Association for the Visually Impaired and the Coalition for Women in Jerusalem.
In March 2008, she
was honored with a Community and Women's Development Award for services rendered during the continuing Israeli Occupation.
represents the Armenian Church
in the World Day of Prayer Movement and was one of the writers for the 1994 service, "Go, See and Act.
was the key note speaker at the General Assembly of the World Day of Prayer in Swanwick, after being featured at the Green Belt Festival in the UK in 2003.
Ms. Carmi holds a leadership position with the US-Canadian based Christian Peacemaker Teams, lending insight to their work in Hebron, West Bank as well as their witness in other parts of the oppressed world.
Ms. Carmi and Canada
is no stranger to Canada.
has visited numerous times, invited by various groups, including the United Church of Canada
and the Christian Peacemaker Teams.
has been an authentic witness to her
people, sharing the struggle of the Palestinians.