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 Alternative Tour

    Friday, February 8, 2019 through Tuesday February 19

    Former Global Ministries co-workers, Jeff and Janet Wright, are hosting their annual pilgrimage to the Israel/Palestine.  You can learn more about the tour's itinerary and costs on their website: The pilgrimage has two goals: to experience the holy sites that have shaped our faith; and to explore how first-century conditions that shaped Jesus' life and ministry continue to shape the lives of Palestinians and Israelis today. 

    The registration deadline is December 15, 2018. 

    "This was a well-planned pilgrimage. There was colorful sightseeing, great speakers, and wonderful food and conversation. We were able to see the impact that the occupation has on both Palestinians and Israelis. Your days will be packed with adventure so make sure to take your best walking shoes! Jeff and Janet are wonderful, gracious hosts." Grace Yenne 

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff Wright at
  • Olive Planting Program 2019

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 through Monday February 18

    The YMCA-YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative, together with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG), invites you to join the upcoming 2019 Olive Planting Program, as part of the ongoing Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign. This program aims 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.

    This is a program for Civil International Solidarity with Palestinians.

    Register online now!

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    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Alternative Tourism Group, Program Coordinator at
  • 2019 Leadership Program in Israel/Palestine

    Monday, March 25, 2019 through Monday April 8

    We invite pastors, church leaders, educators, and other professionals committed to the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine to participate in this leadership experience. The aim of this program is to gain a deeper understanding of the current realities in Israel/ Palestine as well as to view the Holy Land through a new, biblical/theological lens. This opportunity is open for people already interested in the region, who are committed to making a difference and investing in hope.

    The program will explore the question: Where do we go from here on the journey toward peace, human rights and building bridges of understanding? The program will highlight the experience of courageous Palestinians attempting to build a future even in the face of occupation.

    The Palestinian Christian community in the 2009 Kairos document sent out a cry to the Christian community abroad saying “Come and See.” This invitation is even more urgent today, 51 years after the 1967 war. Come and see the facts on the ground, listen to diverse narratives, be inspired by ministries of hope, and consider future directions for advocacy and support. We hope you will join us for this ecumenical program of faith and learning!

    Host: The Reverend Dr. Mitri Raheb and Dar al Kalima University     Leaders: Mike Abel and John Lindner

    For more information and registration click here.


    For questions about this pilgrimage contact John Lindner at
  • Young Adult Journey for Justice

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 through Sunday August 4

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative of East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine invite international young people worldwide to the Journey for Justice in Palestine.

    Young adults between 17 and 30 years of age, 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 in Palestine with its heritage and culture. In addition, participants will attend professional presentations and discussions on key conflict issues, while interacting and living together with Palestinian young adult participants, to hear their stories & experiences of daily life, and dreams for the future.

    For more details about the Journey (including a schedule) with a Registration Form are available online.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Ibrahim Hannouneh 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