A Peacemaker’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been postponed:
Not wishing to risk anyone’s health and safety, we have rescheduled the Peacemaker’s Pilgrimage for January of 2022. Exact dates and other details will be announced as the date of departure draws nearer. As in previous trips, we expect the highlights to include:
- Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, the Old City, Yad Vashem, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
- Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Fields, Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, Diyar Consortium, the ministries founded by Rev. Mitri Raheb, and Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center.
- Galilee: Nazareth, Cana, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves, Church of the Beatitudes, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, and other sites, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
In addition to visiting these important sacred sites, where there will be regular opportunities for worship and devotional reflection, the trip will also include:
- Teaching sessions on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, biblical peacemaking, conflict transformation, and church leadership from a family systems perspective.
- Visits to various peacemaking ministries in the Holy Land and with Palestinian Christians working for peace.
- Devotional reflections on the iconography related to the pilgrimage sites being visited as found in Christian art from the Early Christian and Byzantine eras, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque era.
For a typical daily itinerary, click here.