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Places, People & Prayers

Conference Start Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 to Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Jesus Boat
The Jesus Boat. Photo by Rev. Dorothy Weaver

A cross-cultural encounter with the Holy Land

A warm welcome to you to join us on this cross-cultural encounter with the Holy Land! Our “Places, People, and Prayers,” offers you a rich and multi-faceted introduction to the land, which has been home-- and holy--to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike for thousands of years.

Day by day we will visit important biblical sites: Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Beersheba, Masada, the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and more. And we will relive the story of Jesus as we walk the land that Jesus walked. But there is much more to the Holy Land than ancient stones.

We will engage in regular People to People Conversations, putting us in touch with the many and varied voices of the Holy Land: Christians, Jews, and Muslims; Israelis and Palestinians.

Through it all we will join our voices in prayer. Regular times of reflection, a daily service of Evening Prayers, a Shabbat service in a synagogue, and Sunday worship with Palestinian Christians will nourish our spirits along the way. Our tour will end with a retreat in Tiberias, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

“Places, People, and Prayers” offers you a wide- angle lens through which to view the Holy Land, sense the heartbeat of its peoples, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Do consider joining us!

—Hosted by Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor of new Testament (EMS) and Rev. Kevin A. Clark, Campus Pastor (EMS)

For more information and to register, please download PlacesPeoplePrayer.pdf