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Mosaic of Peace Conference


A Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine

Mosaic of Peace:          March 24 – April 4, 2025
Jordan Extension:         April 4 – 8, 2025

Unfortunately, circumstances made it impossible for us to proceed with the Mosaic of Peace Conference in 2024.  We have new dates for 2025 and invite you to apply to join us at that time.

As we await the 2025 conference, the Peacemaking Program will be providing applicants (and past participants) with opportunities for study, advocacy and action on behalf of peace in the Holy Land.  During 2024 we will be offering book and documentary study groups, webinars featuring partners in the Holy Land, and opportunities to advocate for and support partners working for an end to the current war and to the 75-year conflict.  Please watch for more information from our leadership team about those opportunities.

In 2023, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) activated over $100,000 in grant funding to our partners in Israel and Palestine.  The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program also provided $12,500 in grants to 3 partners in the region through the Peace and Global Witness Offering.  For more information about the Presbyterian response to Israel and Palestine, please visit the Israel/Palestine Situation page.

If you or your congregation would like to contribute to Presbyterian efforts in the region, you may give using the following links:

PDA relief efforts in Israel/Palestine

Peace and Global Witness Offering

PC(USA) World Mission: Office of the Middle East General Support Fund

You are invited to join the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program as we 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. By attending this conference, you 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 PC(USA) policy;
  • connected with global and local partners to take meaningful action for a just and lasting peace in the region.

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APPLICATIONS — Apply online through November 8, 2024. Notification and commitment packets will be sent shortly after your application is received and processed.

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.


Apply here

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

If applicants are seeking financial assistance to help pay for their participation in this Travel Study Seminar, they are encouraged to first reach out to their congregation or mid-council, many of whom have Peace and Global Witness Offering funds available.  There are also limited scholarships available from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program for the following groups of Presbyterians:

  • first call pastors and those new in ministry who demonstrate financial need
  • individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC)

Scholarship Application

COST — The double-occupancy rate for the conference is $4,330. The rate 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 of $1,325.

HOTELS — The conference includes 11 nights of lodging:  4 nights at the Gloria Hotel in Jerusalem, 4 nights at Bethlehem’s Manger Square Hotel, and 3 nights at the Golden Crown Hotel in Nazareth.

TRAVEL — Departures from the US should be on Sunday evening, March 23 to arrive to Tel Aviv (TLV) on Monday, March 24.  (Those who wish to arrive a day early to recover from travel and ready themselves for the conference may do so at their own expense. Hotel rooms at the conference rate are available on March 22 and 23).  Return flights may depart TLV on Friday evening, April 4 to arrive in the U.S. on Saturday, April 5.

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXTENSION — April 4-8 — Those who wish may sign up to take part in an optional 3-day, 4-night addition after the conference. Participants will return to Bethlehem on April 4 for transfer to Jordan at the Allenby Border on April 5. The extension will include visits to Bethany, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Um Rassas, and Petra. Extension participants will depart Queen Alia Airport (AMM) in Amman Jordan on April 8. The double-occupancy rate is $1,180. Limited single occupancy is available for an additional charge of $350.

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.

For more information, including a sample conference schedule and information from past conferences, visit or contact the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program at 800-728-7228, ext. 5805 or 502-569-5805.

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