Places, People and Prayers
Middle East Cross-Cultural
Our study tour, “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!
The provisional tour price is $5190 per person including roundtrip airfare and taxes from Washington Dulles, three weeks accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily with 13 lunches, fully escorted by an expert licensed guide, extensive sightseeing, comprehensive programming of speakers and special visits, full informative travel documents, private motorcoach transportation throughout, and all gratuities for included features. Students may apply to Eastern Mennonite Seminary for 3SH of academic credit; the recording fee is $270.
A brochure with final pricing and registration form will be available in mid-July, 2016.
Send your contact info to Dorothy Jean Weaver to be put on the registration and mailing list: or call her at 540-432-4276.