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Sabeel Spring Witness Visit: Living Together – An Interfaith Mosaic

Conference Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Living Together: An Interfaith Mosaic - A Window into the Religious Communities Living in The Land of The Holy One 

Led by Rev. Naim Ateek- co-founder of Sabeel, Kathy Bergen and Joy Lapp

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center invites you to join us for 9 nights to experience the reality of life in today’s Holy Land:

  • Worship with Palestinian Christians
  • Meet and reflect with Palestinian Christians and Muslims as well as with Jewish Israelis and internationals who partner with Sabeel in non-violent resistance against the violation of international and humanitarian law
  • Experience the realities of the Palestinian community living under Israeli Occupation:  the Wall, settlements, checkpoints, confiscated land and demolished homes, refugee camps, and environmental degradation
  • Learn about the loss of civil and property rights of Arab Israeli citizens

NOTE: the program will begin on the morning of May 11 th. Check-in time at the hotel will be 2:00 p.m. on May 10th- check out will be 1:00 p.m. on May 19th. We advise arriving some time in advance, to get acclimated before the program begins.

WHERE: 
Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth with side visits to other sites
including the West Bank and to the Galilee holy sites

COST:  $1600 per person in a double room

            $1900 per person in a single room

This includes a non-refundable registration fee of $300, all accommodations and meals for 9 nights, all transportation and honoraria during the visit.  It does NOT include airfare, transportation to and from the airport, personal expenses and souvenirs, or travel insurance.

Extended Program: Witness and then Work for a Just Peace- led by Kathy Bergen & Joy Lapp

We are offering three additional days focused on advocacy and meeting with Palestinian and Israelis activists to look at what can be done when you return to your respective countries.  This will include one day in Jerusalem and two days in Ramallah.  Possible visits will include:  Jerusalem Coalition, B'tselem, Sam Bahour, Omar Barghouti, Amira Hass, Zochrot, Coexistence Forum, Al-Haq, Women's Coalition for Peace, as people are available.  An additional $550 (extra cost for a single room) will cover these three days, including accommodation, food, honoraria and transportation.

An additional 100$ for registration after the 20th of March, 2016.

Register here
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A RIGOROUS TRIP THAT INCLUDES CLIMBING OF STAIRS
AND MUCH WALKING, SOMETIMES OVER ROUGH TERRAIN.

For more information please contact Joy Lapp. Email: lappj@earthlink.net  Phone: (720) 201-3697