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Israel-Palestine Tours with Pilgrims of Ibillin
Looking for a way to engage with Peacemakers and go beyond tourism to Israel/Palestine? Pilgrims of Ibillin offers annual study tours.
October 16–29, 2017
Download the flyer for both trips
Learn about all that Pilgrims of Ibillin does:www.pilgrimsofibillin.org
Living Stones Tours are a spiritual and physical journey to connect with the places and people of the Holy Land. Going now, in the midst of increased tension and violence, may be more important than ever as we go with open minds and hearts to meet peacemakers and remind them that they are not alone. We have committed to “Come and See, then Go and Tell.”
Above: Our Living Stones Group was hosted by an incredible group of Fourth Graders at the Ramallah Friends School. They let us listen in on their weekly Problem-Solving Class.
Check out past Living Stones Pilgrimage blogs - reflections by participants in real time during their tour: http://www.livingstonespilgrimage.org/prior-pilgrimages/
About Pilgrims of Ibillin Tours
1. This is a listening tour! Get to know the Living Stones of Israel/Palestine. Meet Pilgrims of Ibillin’s partners in Ibillin, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ramle, Ramallah, and Zababdeh. Visit organizations and leaders in the West Bank and in Israel who seek a nonviolent path to peace and justice.
2. Visit key biblical sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and the Galilee (including Nazareth), and learn why the Holy Land is known as the Fifth Gospel. Share in worship and reflection on all we see and hear.
3. Experience Palestinian hospitality, especially during a home-stay in Zababdeh.
Get to know students and leaders at the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in
Ibillin. Visit with MEEI founder and peace activist Archbishop Elias Chacour.
4. Visit the destroyed village of Biram where Elias Chacour was born and lived
5. Be equipped to give presentations after returning home. Prepare to share the story of new friends – Christians, Muslims, Druze, and Jews – who live with hope and work for peace despite great challenges.
LEADER: Rev. Joan Deming, Pilgrims of Ibillin Executive Director
1541 Comanche Glen, Madison, WI 53704
Cost: $1,950/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
Register early to assure your spot in this unique tour.
$500 due with registration, $1450 balance due one month before departure.
TRAVEL INFO: Call our travel agent to make airline reservations from your home airport, connecting through JFK in New York. The group will fly together from JFK-TLV.
Contact Cindy Walker, Travel Leaders, Burlington, WA:
We strongly encourage the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance from our travel agent. (Insurance must be paid within 10 days of registering, for pre-existing conditions to be covered.)