Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land called ‘Holy’
A Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine
March 15—28, 2020
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.
APPLICATIONS — Applications will be accepted after October 15, 2019 as space is available. Contact the Peacemaking Program for information. 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 $2,885. 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.
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 March 15 to arrive to Tel Aviv (TLV) on Monday, March 16. Return flights may depart TLV on Friday evening, March 27 to arrive in the U.S. on Saturday, March 28.
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.
EXTENSIONS — We are pleased to partner with a family run travel agency from Bethlehem to offer two extension options, “Petra/Jordan” and “Tent of Nations.” Please see the linked “Extensions Brochure” for descriptions and pricing.
For more information, including a sample conference schedule and information from past conferences, contact the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program at 800-728-7228, ext. 5805 or 502-569-5805.