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The tentative itinerary features workshops with Muslim clergy, Palestinian Christian clergy, and a Jewish Rabbi, visits to Al-Aqsa and to Silwan in East Jerusalem, the Jenin refugee camp and Jenin Freedom Theater, the Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias and the Mount of Beatitudes for the afternoon services, a visit to the Golan Heights and much more. See below to download the itinerary.
Spain extension: There is an optional extension trip to the Andalusia region of Spain, an opportunity to explore the gifts that Islam provided to European culture. It is also a chance to learn about a region in which the Abrahamic faiths managed to forge powerful alliances for hundreds of years. The extension will take place prior to our time in Israel and Palestine, from January 4-9th.
Download more information and the application form:
2016 Journey Overview
Tentative Journey Itinerary
Tentative Spain Extension Itinerary
Tree of Life Journey Application (Word doc) – find it at the Tree of Life website page for this trip: http://www.tolef.org/journeys/tol-journey-january-2016/
Cost - $2,500 WITHOUT AIRFARE. This includes ground transportation, lodging, breakfasts, dinners, and few lunches, dinner with host families at a restaurant on Sunday night, speaker fees, and most tips. Payments may be made by mail or online.
Find more about this journey at the Tree of Life website: http://www.tolef.org/journeys/tol-journey-january-2016/
Dec. 2016 – UMKR has a (slightly) new name: United Methodists for Kairos Response
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