Global Ministries invites you to explore these upcoming trips.
If you are wanting to host your own People-to-People Pilgrimage, you can find more information here.
Monday, June 12, 2017
through Wednesday June 21
Join the Global Justice Advocacy Team in Guatemala this June to better understand our church and our world from a global perspective. On June 12-21, 2017, the Mayflower Global Justice Advocacy Team will travel to Guatemala, and they invite you to come along as an act of solidarity with the Indigenous Maya and to form a perspective to inform our own struggle in the U.S. Our hosts in Guatemala, the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala, continues to fight injustice on many fronts as they advocate for indigenous rights, fight for Mother Earth against transnational mining companies, and support women in a machismo culture.
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Friday, July 28, 2017
through Tuesday August 8
Many of the first-century conditions that shaped Jesus' life and ministry continue to shape the lives of Palestinians and Israelis today. In addition to exploring the historic places and sites that have defined our faith, participants will engage with Jews, Muslims and Christians who live in the land, and will meet with Global Ministries mission partners to learn about the current situation.
Experienced tour leaders Jeff & Janet Wright have served as short-term missionaries to Israel/Palestine through the Disciples of Christ/UCC Global Ministries, having traveled there many times. Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Working near Bethlehem, she and colleagues created an all-Arab training team in EMDR. Jeff, recently retired as pastor of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fort Collins, Colorado, is serving as a long-term volunteer missionary to Palestine. The tour will also be accompanied by a professional, local guide.
For all the trip information go to: http://www.footstepsofjesustour.org/. The tour is limited to not more than 24 persons.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
through Sunday August 6
The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine invites you to participate in the upcoming Journey for Justice in Palestine, between the 29th of July (arrival) and the 6th of August (departure) 2017.
Youth between 17 and 30, from all over the world, in any background, religion or membership are welcomed to register. The Journey includes guided tours and visits into various areas and sites to witness life under occupation and the Palestine heritage and culture, in addition to professional presentations and discussions on key conflict issues, while interacting and living together with Palestinian youth participants, to hear their stories, experiences, dreams, and live their daily life. Palestinian participants are selected from the JAI activists and youth.
More details about the Journey are provided on this link. If you are interested in participating in this opportunity through Global Ministries, please contact Cathy Nichols for information on applying.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
through Monday October 23
The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) together with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) are organizing the 14th annual Olive Picking Program of 2017. This agricultural event is of special significance to the Palestinian economy when all energies and efforts are mobilized.
Besides olive picking, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall, tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, and Bethlehem, in addition to evening sessions, cultural event and social gatherings.
For more general information about the program, schedule and how to register, visit this page.
For questions about this pilgrimage contact Alternative Tourism Group, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this program is to develop change-agents who are committed to a world where there is justice for all within a Community of Learning that takes pride in African thought, culture and worldview. It is an opportunity to connect, to learn and experience African culture.