A Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine
November 6-18, 2022
- 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.
APPLICATIONS — Apply online through July 1, 2022. 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.
COST — The double-occupancy rate for the conference is $3,330. 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 $950.
HOTELS — The conference includes 12 nights of lodging. The current conference hotels include: Golden Walls Hotel in Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Manger Square Hotel, and Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias.
TRAVEL — Participants are responsible for their travel and may book their own airline tickets, but all itineraries must be submitted for approval by the conference registrar prior to ticketing. Departures from the US should be on Saturday evening, November 5 to arrive to Tel Aviv (TLV) on Sunday, November 6. Return flights may depart TLV on Friday evening, November 18 to arrive in the U.S. on Saturday, November 19.
OPTIONAL JORDAN PRE-CONFERENCE ADDITION – Those who wish may sign up to take part in an optional 3-day, 4-night addition before the conference. Participants depart the U.S. on Tuesday, November 1 to arrive to Queen Alia Airport in Amman Jordan on Wednesday, November 2. Participants will visit Bethany, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Um Rassas, and Petra on November 3-5. On November 6 participants will transfer at the Allenby Border and be transported to Jerusalem to join the conference participants. The double-occupancy rate is $890. Limited single occupancy is available for an additional charge of $270.
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 presbyterianmission.org/mosaic or contact the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program at 800-728-7228, ext. 5805 or 502-569-5805.