Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land called ‘Holy’
A Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine
April 5-16, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March 2020 Conference has been postponed until April 2021. Many of those who planned to participate in 2020 will be attending, and the conference has been opened up for additional applicants.
- 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 December 1, 2020. 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 $2,980. 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.
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 Sunday evening, April 4 to arrive to Tel Aviv (TLV) on Monday, April 5. Return flights may depart TLV on Friday evening, April 16 to arrive in the U.S. on Saturday, April 17.
OPTIONAL EARLY ARRIVAL – Because our 2021 conference begins the day after Easter, those who are interested and able to do so, may arrive early to experience Holy Week in Jerusalem. Rooms at the Gloria Hotel in Jerusalem can be secured at the conference rate. A list of activities occurring in Jerusalem for Holy Week will be made available and participants can decide for themselves when they would like to arrive to experience some or all of Holy Week in the Holy Land.
OPTIONAL LATE ARRIVAL – For those unable to arrive on Monday, April 5 due to airline schedules or commitments on Sunday, April 4, you may instead arrive on Tuesday, April 6. Your conference rate will be prorated and the conference planning will be intentional that nothing “significant” will be missed by not attending the first day of the conference.
OPTIONAL JORDAN EXTENSION – Those who wish may sign up to take part in an optional 3 day, 4 night extension from Friday evening, April 16 – Tuesday, April 20. Participants will visit Bethany, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Um Rassas, and Petra. Departures will be from Queen Alia Airport in Amman Jordan. $785 per person, double occupancy.
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.