Travel Study Seminar to South Africa
Twenty years toward justice, equality and a lasting peace.
Johannesburg and Cape Town
November 3-15, 2014
Join the group of 12-15 Presbyterians who will travel to South Africa to explore this still-transforming nation's efforts to overcome the legacies of state-imposed racial and economic inequality and build a new nation marked by justice, equality and reconciliation.
South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy has been a beacon of hope and a model of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world too prone to conflict. Twenty years after the inauguration of South Africa's first democratic government, we will learn more about the prospects for lasting peace and social harmony. What have South Africans achieved over the past two decades? What unfinished business remains? What challenges loom on the horizon? Through visits with past and present church and community leaders, we will consider what lessons we can learn from South Africans' struggle to overcome the legacies of state-imposed racial and economic inequality and build a new nation marked by justice, equality and reconciliation. Focal points will include: responses to the HIV and AIDS pandemic, land redistribution, educational reforms, and racial reconciliation.
The all inclusive cost of the seminar is $2,200. This includes double-occupancy accommodations, all meals, all in-country transportation (including round-trip flight between J-burg and Cape Town), tour guides, museum and entrance fees, all gratuities and honoaria.
Round-trip airfare from point of origin to Johannesburg is not included. Participants will be given parameters to book their flights and find the best fares available.
Applications are due by July 15. Participants will be notified by July 20 of their inclusion in the seminar. A seminar deposit of $500 is due by August 1.