Community of Christ
Israel/Palestine Peace Colloquy
Study Tour 8-15 November 2024

Walking where Jesus walked and meeting those working today for Peace, Shalom and Salaam in the Holy Land

Tour Dates: November 8 - 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2024

3,050 USD*

Four reduced price student registrations for $1,625 are available for the November study tour.   

Optional Extension Tour: “Still We Rise” Women’s Conference in Jericho (November 15-17, 2024)

Open to Men and Women.  Combined activities for Men and Women on the first day, separate activities for men on the following days.   

Women’s Conference information is available at  Option Information.  While there is an option to register for the women’s conference extension at the conference information site, please do not register there.   Instead, wait until the conference registration cost is established.  The option to add the conference registration and medical insurance covering the conference to the study tour cost will then be provided here so that you can pay one total that includes both the women’s conference and the study tour.

Pricing Information:

Projected cost for the tour will be between $2800 and $3100 per person depending on the number of people participating. There is room for up to 40 people and the minimum number needed to run the tour is 20 people. 

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available.

**Price includes emergency medical service advice and medically required emergency transportation by International SOS as part of the Community of Christ coverage for all who travel internationally on behalf of the church as well security advice and best options and available assistance for extraction from emergent threats if they arise.  THIS OVERRIDES THE NO HEALTH INSURANCE INCLUDED STATEMENT IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  Participants may purchase additional health coverage at their own expense but this will not remove the International SOS coverage.

Emergency contact information for SOS services will be provided to participants and tour leaders.  To be reimbursable medical and other expenses must first be directed by contacting an SOS emergency assistance center which will provide a certification to present to the medical provider.  Medical services may need to be paid by participants at the time of service.  Claims for out of pocket expenses may be submitted to Community of Christ risk management and will require documentation for all expenses.

NOTE:  The International SOS insurance does not include trip cancellation/interruption benefits. Persons desiring that coverage need to purchase it on their own. Insurance recommendations for those in the US can be found on our Travel Insurance page. Those outside the US can complete the following form with Yonder Travel to receive information on available insurance plans.

Sponsored by the Community of Christ Peace and Justice Team working with Churches for Middle East Peace and Mejdi Tours.

  • – We will walk in some of the places where Jesus walked and taught.

  • – Meet Israelis and Palestinians, Muslim, Jewish and Christian, working for Peace with justice in the Holy Land today. This will include the Community Peace Maker Team in Hebron (Community of Christ Peace Award recipient at the April 2023 World Conference.)

  • – Connect with Community of Christ history in the Holy Land.

  • – Meet with USA, British, EU and Australian diplomats for exchange of perspectives.

  • – Be informed throughout the tour by the fair and balanced approach of the 2016 Community of Christ World Conference Resolution.

  • – We will have Christian, Jewish and Muslim Israeli/Palestinian tour guides.

  • – We will hear and discuss stories from a range of perspectives in this multi-narrative tour.
7 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary or similar
1 MEJDI-Trained Christian Guide for 3 days
2 MEJDI-Trained Guides (Jalal + Israeli Guide) for 3 days
6 days of private bus transportation
Meals listed in the itinerary: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
Audio headsets on touring days
Water on bus throughout tour
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support
International SOS Emergency Medical Service Advice & Medically Required Emergency Transportation plus security advice and best options and available assistance for extraction from emergent threats if they arise.
International Airfare
Travel Insurance (Trip Cancellation/Interruption Benefits)-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Single Supplement - $695 (Limited availability)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Group & Individual airport transfers
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section
Before you Register​

Read through the Terms and Conditions

Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

Check out travel insurance options. 

Some plans and policies may only available for a limited time (approximately 2 weeks) following your date of deposit.

Tour pricing includes emergency medical service advice and medically required emergency transportation by International SOS as part of the Community of Christ coverage but does not include trip interruption/cancellation benefits. 

Community of Christ and the Middle East
Your Group Leaders

Andrew Bolton & Steve Kellogg

Both Andrew and Steve worked for Community of Christ in the latter part of their careers. Steve worked as a Bishop in Independence, and Africa. Currently, Steve represents the First Presidency with Churches for Middle East Peace in Washington DC. Andrew coordinated peace and justice ministries for 12 years and directed 11 peace colloquies in the Temple. He also coordinated pastoral and mission with 220 congregations in ten countries in Asia. They are both members of Community of Christ’s Peace and Justice Team.

Tour Reservation

To register for this tour, please complete the “Reserve Now” form. Once the minimum number of travelers is received, travelers will need to pay a $300 non-refundable (but creditable) deposit to confirm their participation.

Deposits will be due prior to the Registration Deadline of August 8, 2024.

Student Scholarship Information

Four reduced price student registrations for $1,625 are available for the November study tour.   

Students still need to pay for approximately seven meals, their airfare, and any taxis to and from the hotel to the airport at the beginning and end of the trip.  

Students may also add the Optional Extension “Still We Rise” Women’s Conference in Jericho Nov 15 – 17 at its full cost when it becomes available.

Applications must be received by May 31 using this Application Form:


All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.


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