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

  • Olive Tree Planting 2018

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Monday February 12

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) together with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) are organizing their 10th annual Olive Planting Program - February 2018, as part of the JAI ongoing Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign, to help Palestinian farmers and their families plant olive trees in their threatened fields.

    Besides olive planting, 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, Bethlehem, as well as Ramallah, in addition to cultural events and social gatherings.

    For more information on the program, how to register and other details click here

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Program Coordinator of Alternative Tourism Group at jawad@atg.ps
  • The Forgotten Faithful – A Window into the Life and Witness of Christians in The Land of The Holy One

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 through Thursday March 8

    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

    This trip is led by Rev. Naim Ateek- co-founder of Sabeel.

    Click here for more information on the program, lodging and costs.  Register here.

    Sabeel Witness Visit trips provide participants with the unique opportunity to experience the reality of Palestinians living under Israeli Occupation. This includes, but is not limited to, visiting: 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 both the past and present violations of international and humanitarian law.

    Participants will have the ability to worship, meet, and reflect with local individuals and families living in the Holy Land. This includes Palestinian Christians and Muslims, Jewish Israelis, and also internationals who partner with Sabeel to non-violently resist the illegal occupation.

    Each Witness Visit trip is unique: themed delegations will have lectures and experiences pertaining to a specific theme, which will amount to about 20% of the overall trip content. The primary emphasis of each trip is to explore the social and political realities in the region, which are dynamic and evolve on a daily basis. Delegates will also discuss how the conflict affects Israeli society, and will hear from local Israelis on this subject.

    All of this experiential learning is intended to motivate participants to become agents of change when they return home. Therefore, Sabeel also provides materials, support, and mentoring to help returning delegates make connections to their local communities and to share what they have learned while here.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center at world@sabeel.org
  • Alternative Tour of Palestine and Israel

    Friday, April 27, 2018 through Tuesday May 8

    Global Ministries mission volunteers, Jeff and Janet Wright, 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. 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. 

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff and Janet Wright at wright@frii.com
  • Exploring Christian-Muslim Dialogue And Cooperation In Peace-Making, Reconciliation And Civil Society Development

    Monday, June 25, 2018 through Wednesday July 11

    The Near East School of Theology (NEST), in collaboration with Presbyterian World Missions, is offering a special program for pastors and leaders who would like to become acquainted with and/or deepen their knowledge of the churches of the Middle East, Islam, and Christian-Muslim relations - with particular emphasis on how their relations are impacting current work in Peace-making, Reconciliation, and Civil Society Development in Lebanon and the larger region and an eye towards how insights from the region might impact the work of the church in the USA.

    Four major themes will be explored through lectures, field visits, interviews and encounters with local Christian and Muslim leaders and organizations and NEST faculty:

    • Introduction to the Lebanese and Middle Eastern Political and Religious Context
    • Introduction to the five church families of the Middle East: Assyrian, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Oriental Orthodox, and Protestant
    • Introduction to the different strands of the Middle Eastern Islamic Scene
    • Introduction to Christian-Muslim Dialogue and Relations in the Contemporary Period

    Find the Registration Packet here.

    Trip is limited to 10 participants. Apply early! Application due by 1/31/18.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Elmarie Parker at eparker.rl.isli@gmail.com
  • International Youth Journey for Justice

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 through Sunday July 8

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine have the pleasure to announce the upcoming international youth Journey for Justice in Palestine. Youth between 17 and 30, from all over the world, in any background, religion or membership are welcomed to participate. 

    The Journey includes guided tours and visits into various areas and sites to witness life under occpation and the Palestinian heritage and culture. This is 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 lives. Palestinian participants are selected from the JAI activists and youth.

    More details about the Journey with a Registration Form are available online.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Ibrahim Hannouneh at ihannouneh@jai-pal.org
  • 2018 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide - Cuba

    Friday, October 19, 2018 through Wednesday October 31

    Woman-to-Woman Worldwide is an opportunity to personalize mission in the life of congregations and regions. It offers a way to respond to the call for Disciples Women from the United States and Canada to experience solidarity with one another, to affirm the unity of the church in Jesus Christ and to join the common struggle for justice and peace in the world today by educating and advocating for those needs. These international, ecumenical and personal experiences encourage faithful women to see the world through new eyes and bring that perspective back to their congregation and community. 

    Applications are now being accepted. Click here to download an application: 2018 WWW Application

    The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2018.

    For more information go to the Disciples Women webpage.

     

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Disciples Women at odw@dhm.disciples.org
  • 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 lhernandez@dom.disciples.org