Israel and Palestine: Geo-political tours and holy land sites
Purpose: Students walk in the land where Jesus walked, visiting holy sites, and meeting with local people across the region to foster empathy and understanding toward the Israel-Palestine conflict. This program builds understanding, healing, transformation, and empowerment to individuals and communities, locally and globally. From a shared guesthouse in Bethlehem, students have a full itinerary each day of visiting sites, local organizations, popular tourist attractions, and cultural exchanges.
Partnership: Holy Land Trust
This program is a deep immersion in to the cultural, political, and religious climate of the Holy Land. Those seeking a spiritual pilgrimage or an honest exploration of peace and conflict in the region will find a healthy balance of both elements on this trip.
Hosted in partnership with the Holy Land Trust, this program fosters understanding, healing, transformation, and empowerment of individuals and communities, locally and globally. The vision of HLT is the achievement of lasting and just peace in the Holy Land that transcends political solutions and directly addresses the core causes of threat, violence, and oppression. A peace founded on honoring the sanctity of the Holy Land and guarantees the rights of all peoples and communities, without exception, to live free from fear and in equality, justice, respect and trust.
Every trip is unique in its own way. However, your itinerary will include trips to see the following:
Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall, Old City of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Church of the Nativity, Shepherds Field, Capernaum, Nazareth, Dead Sea, the Jordan River, boating on the Sea of Galilee, visiting a site where Jesus fed the five thousand, the Church of the Beatitudes.