People-to-People Calendar

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

  • In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour

    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: The tour is limited to not more than 24 persons.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff Wright at
  • Journey for Justice in Palestine

    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. 

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Cathy Nichols at
  • Olive Picking Program 2017

    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
  • Discovery Programme: Connecting Communities, Enabling Change

    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.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Lorna B. Hernandez at