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 ~ jdeming7@gmail.com

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

For photos and additional record of our trip, please visit Pilgrims of Ibillin’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pilgrimsofibillin/.


 

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