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

  • Palestine/Israel Pilgrimage: An Alternative Holy Land Tour for Clergy & Seminarians

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 through Sunday October 11

    Daniel Lyvers (Disciples) & Chris Gilmore (UCC), Organizers
    Jeff Wright, Host

    Many first-century conditions that shaped Jesus' life and ministry continue to shape the lives of Palestinians and Israelis today. In addition to exploring the holy stones — the historic places and sites that have defined our faith—participants will engage the Living Stones: Jews, Muslims and Christians who live in the land.

    Experienced tour leader Jeff Wright serves as long-term Global Service Worker through the Disciples of Christ/UCC Global Ministries, having traveled there many times. Jeff retired as lead pastor of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is assigned by Global Ministries to the Bethlehem office of Kairos Palestine. The tour will be accompanied by a professional local guide.  

    To facilitate conversation, take advantage of unplanned opportunities and provide a more enriching experience, tour size is limited to twenty-four persons. Participants will: explore the holy sites of Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth; visit a settlement, the Abrahamic mosque and divided city of Hebron; tour Jericho and float on the Dead Sea; share communion on the shore of the Sea of Galilee; harvest at Tent of Nations; visit Global Ministries partners at Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, B’tselem, Rawdat el Zahur School, East Jerusalem YMCA, Kairos Palestine, and other partners for peace such as Parents Circle; meet and discuss differing perspectives on the current social/economic/political situation with Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders.

    For more information about this kind of tour, check out the Wrights' webpage:

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff Wright at
  • Pilgrimage to Ghana 2020

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 through Monday November 23

    The Global Ministries’ People-to-People Pilgrimage Program and Africa Office invite you to join this pilgrimage of learning, presence, and solidarity in Ghana – a diverse, rich, and vibrant country of the West African region. This pilgrimage will take participants through the Great Accra, Volta, Central, Northern, and Coastal regions of Ghana. Participants will be immersed and exposed to issues of human trafficking, refugees, and migration, as well as the work for women’s empowerment and development, and Christian-Muslim relations. The program will include worship at a local church, visits to partner organizations and their projects, cultural experiences, sightseeing, and more. Spaces are limited.

    Deadline to apply is October 31st, 2019. Submit your registration today!


    $3,800 for double accommodation

    $4,250 for single accommodation

    Registration and Payment:

    Click here to access the Registration Form.

    Payment Schedule:

    October 31, 2019 – Deadline to submit Registration Form and $250 non-refundable deposit. Space will be secured once both the Registration Form and the deposit are received.

    February 25, 2020 - $1,000 second installment

    May 31, 2020 - $1,550 third installment

    August 31, 2020 - $1,000 fourth and last installment for double, and $1,450 for single

    Forms of payment:

    • Online - Click here to pay online. Write Pilgrimage to Ghana 2020 on the Designation Information section.
    • Mail - Write a check payable to Global Ministries and mail to People-to-People Pilgrimages Attn: Lorna Hernandez, P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986.

    Additional Information:

    • This program is fast paced with a fair amount of road travel. Participants should be in good health condition, able to walk at least a mile, and carry their luggage without assistance.
    • Participants can pay the whole amount of the pilgrimage at once or increase the amount of the installments.
    • The cost includes airfare to/from Accra, land transportation, lodging, and meals.
    • Participants should budget for additional costs of visa, immunizations (especially yellow fever), and flights to/from departure city, which will be announced soon.
    • Participants are responsible for securing their passports. Passports should not expire on or before May 1st, 2021.


    Program will be shared soon!

  • 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