20-24 paying participants – $2,825 per person
Join Bellevue Presbyterian Church and University Presbyterian Church on this eye-opening spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land, including people and places in Israel and the West Bank. Discover the powerful connection between faith and practice, spirituality and action, while exploring the land of the Bible. From the glittering golden domes and contested Holy Sites of Jerusalem; to the stark natural beauty of the Near Eastern landscapes; to the rich history of people, cultures and communities committed to peace in the midst of violent conflict. Learn from both Israeli Jewish and Palestinian guides and guests, who will create opportunities to learn and discuss religious, political, and economic issues facing the region.
Facilitated by professional conflict resolution specialists and religious leaders, this inspirational trip explores the Biblical themes of reconciliation and social justice. Share in fellowship with local Christians, meditate on mountaintop outlooks, and build relationships with local families from the country’s diverse Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities, in a tour that tackles the difficult questions of how Christ calls us to respond in a broken world.
The goal of this trip is to not only provide a life changing travel experience through the opportunity to participate in a spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land; but also that every participant could learn more about the ministry engagement of Bellevue as they seek to develop ministry partners in Israel and the Palestinian territories. In addition, the hope is that participants will return with enriched perspectives about the lives of Israelis and Palestinians, but also that travelers might consider engaging in peacebuilding efforts and constructive advocacy once they return back to the United States.
Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).
Visit all the must see sites, while being guided , by an Israeli and a Palestinian, in an immersive travel experience that takes you behind the doors of mosques, churches, and synagogues, through the halls of Palestinian and Israeli government, into active dig sites, and into the homes of Arab, Jewish, and Druze locals.