April 4 - 16, 2016
Applications are still being accepted as space is available.
review the 2014 Mosaic of Peace conference
Read the blog reports and see some of the photos from our 2014 conference
We are called to be witnesses to and for peace in 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.
APPLICATIONS – Applications are available on this website and will be accepted while space is available.. Notification and commitment packets will be sent on or after November 1, 2015. First-time visitors to the Holy Land are encouraged to attend. Previous conference participants and seasoned travelers to the region are welcome as well. Must be 18 years old.
COST - The double-occupancy rate for the conference is $2,600. This includes all conference expenses (including all meals, accommodations, programs, tips, tours, and on the ground transportation). Airline travel is not included. Limited single occupancy is available for an additional charge.
HOTELS - The current conference hotels include:
JERUSALEM - Gloria Hotel
BETHLEHEM - Manager Square Hotel
THE GALILEE - Golden Crown Hotel in Nazareth
TRAVEL - Participants are responsible for domestic and international travel. All airline tickets will be booked through the PC(USA)’s designated travel agency, Raptim, to ensure proper departure and arrival times. Participants will be able to select from a number of airlines and itineraries.
ORIENTATION - Participants will meet on Monday, April 4 at the Hilton Newark Airport for an overnight orientation prior to departure for Tel Aviv on Tuesday, April 5. Orientation begins with dinner on Monday, April 4, allowing Monday to be a domestic travel day.
SMALL GROUPS - Conference participants will be placed into small groups led by group leaders. These teams will engage in preparation before the conference, meet as a group during the conference, and consider meaningful collective action upon returning home.
REPRODUCIBLE ARTWORK AND BROCHURES - Printed conference brochures are available by contacting the Mosaic of Peace Conference line at (800) 728-7228 x8820 or (502) 569-8820. Downloadable artwork, promotional material and the conference brochure are available below:
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Contact the Mosaic of Peace Conference line at (800) 728-7228 x8820 or (502) 569-8820.
Participants may stay over in the region after the conference concludes at their own expense. Please work with our conference travel agent to book your itinerary.
I'm interested, but I'd like to stay for an extra two weeks to accommodate more travel in the area- is that possible?
Carl (the great Hortoni) Is there all you can eat baklava? By pounds, how much hummus will be consumed?
Carl ... am interested ... who are the leaders? Both travel guides and speakers/teachers?
Optional travel insurance will be made available through Travel Guard. In 2014 there were 3 levels of coverage available for participants to consider. For those who wish to have coverage in the event of trip cancellation or travel interruption this can be a good option.