Israel/Palestine Living Stones Pilgrimage – May 15-27, 2017

Sponsored by Pilgrims of Ibillin,
led by Joan Deming

This is a study and listening tour. But be aware that your heart and view of the world will expand:

  • Get to know the “Living Stones” of Israel/Palestine.
  • Meet Pilgrims of Ibillin’s partners in Ibillin, Zababdeh, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramle.
  • Hear from leaders and organizations in the West Bank and Israel who are seeking a nonviolent path to peace.
  • Visit key biblical sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and the Galilee (including Nazareth).
  • Learn why the Holy Land is known as “the Fifth Gospel.”
  • Share in worship and reflection on all we see and hear.
  • Experience Palestinian hospitality, including during a home-stay in Zababdeh.
  • Get to know students and leaders at Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin.
  • Visit with MEEI founder and peace activist Archbishop Elias Chacour.
  • Visit the destroyed village of Biram where Abuna Chacour was born and lived until 1948.
  • Be equipped to give presentations after returning home.
  • Learn to share the story of new friends – Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Druze – who live with hope and work for peace despite great challenges.

Click here for full itinerary, trip details, and registration formGuided visit of Al Aqsa Mosque - a rare privilege
2017 Cost: $1950/person program fee, double occupancy
Includes hotel, ground transportation, tours, tips,
breakfast & dinner daily, most lunches.

Does not include cost of airfare*, beverages with meals,
4 lunches, insurance, personal items.
Single Supplement, $300.

$500 due with registration ($50 discount if registration is received by February 28);
$1450 balance due 30 days before departure.

Download a printable one-page flyer with general info on both 2017 trips.

Questions? Contact Joan Deming
Pilgrims of Ibillin Executive Director
1541 Comanche Glen, Madison, WI 53074
608-241-9281 ~

*We ask you to make travel plans through our travel agent, Cindy Walker, of Travel Leaders in Burlington, WA. Contact Cindy at

For photos and additional record of our trip, please visit Pilgrims of Ibillin’s Facebook page:


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