Events and Witness Trips
Sabeel Witness Visit 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017
This Sabeel witness visit, led by Rev. Naim Ateek, will give participants the unique opportunity to experience the reality of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. This includes the separation wall, illegal settlements, checkpoints, confiscated and demolished homes, and refugee camps. Participants will be able to learn firsthand about the loss of civil and property rights of Arab Israeli citizens, as well as see for themselves the past and present violations of international and humanitarian law.
Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA
Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza is now 50 years old, and Palestinians’ plight has grown only more dire. What can civil society and religious communities do to help create a just peace? A conference in Santa Rosa and San Francisco will feature activists, religious leaders, and scholars who will discuss the United States’ role in creating the situation and will offer their vision for the future of Palestine and Israel.
In the Footsteps of Jesus: An Alternative Tour to Palestine & Israel
Friday, April 27, 2018 to Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Disciples/UCC Global Ministries volunteer missionaries Jeff and Janet Wright of Fort Collins are hosting their annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land. You can learn more about the tour's itinerary and costs on their website: www.footstepsofJesustour.org. Dates of the trip are April 27-May 8, 2018. The pilgrimage has two goals: to experience the holy sites that have shaped our faith; to explore how first-century conditions that shaped Jesus' life and ministry continue to shape the lives of Palestinians and Israelis today.
Abraham’s Children Searching for Justice in Israel and Palestine
Saturday, July 14, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018
Travel to Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Nazareth to meet Palestinian and Israeli Jews, Muslims, Christians, and secularists working for a just peace through international law. Gain skills to work work nonviolently for peace, justice, equality, human rights, and international law—at home, in Israel and Palestine, and throughout the world. The tour will include visits to holy sites, museums, refugee camps, a hospital, and more.