April 28 - May 10, 2014
This is a kairos moment for the church, a time of urgency and opportunity to hear and heed the call for peace coming from the Holy Land. In faithful and hope-filled response, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s Mosaic of Peace conference invites Presbyterians to experience this remarkable and troubled region, encounter its diverse people, explore its rich history and complex current situation, and engage with those who seek its peace.
As participants in the conference, individuals will be:
INSPIRED by the stories of Christian peacemakers in the Holy Land, walk in the footsteps of the Prince of Peace and encounter contemporary Palestinians and Israelis;
EQUIPPED by engagement with Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, experience contextual theology and study peacemaking practices within the framework of PCUSA policy;
CONNECTED with global and local partners to take meaningful action for a just and lasting peace in the region.
Conference participants are grouped into groups of approximately 10. Some of these are geographic teams, but others have been grouped for balance. There is one group of young adults and recent seminary graduates. All small groups engage in preparation before the conference, meet as a group during the conference, and discuss what they have learned upon returning home.
Participants will arrive to Newark, NJ (EWR) for an overnight orientation on Monday, April 28 prior to departure on Tuesday, April 29 for Tel Aviv.
The current conference hotels include:
JERUSALEM - Knights Palace
BETHLEHEM - Manager Square Hotel
THE GALILEE - Golden Crown Hotel in Nazareth
For more information
Contact the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program at (800) 728-7228 x8700 or call directly to Carl Horton at (502) 569-5200 or Dayna Oliver at (502) 569-8700.