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 Picking Program 2019 - II

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 through Monday October 28

    A program for Civil International Solidarity with PalestiniansThe Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine together with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) are organizing the 16th annual Olive Picking Program of 2019. 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 events and social gatherings.

    Click here for more details and information on costs, program, and accommodations, or register here.

    Send your questions to: olivetree@jai-pal.org or jawad@atg.ps.

  • 2019 Sabeel International Gathering

    Monday, December 2, 2019 through Saturday December 7

    Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center invites you to its first Sabeel Gathering in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It will be a time of fellowship, friendship, and renewal, as well as a time of learning and discussion.

    The Gathering will explore the following themes:

    1. Realities on the Ground - Spend time seeing the realities on the ground in Palestine and Israel by speaking to people, seeing places, and spending time in reflection in the land of the Holy One.

    2. The Theologies of Palestine - Hear from theologians from Palestine and further afield, and discuss and reflect together on   the past, present, and future.

    3. Theology in Action - Explore the ways in which Palestinian Liberation Theology is developed through action in order to achieve a just peace in Palestine and Israel.

    Your presence gives hope and encouragement to continue on the path of peace with justice. Call on your friends and join this important gathering.

    Click here for more information. Register here today!

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Sabeel Theological Center at sabeel@sabeel.org
  • Two Alternative Pilgrimages to Palestine and Israel

    Monday, January 6, 2020 through Tuesday February 4

    Janet and Jeff Wright, Global Ministries' Mission Co-workers, are hosting two pilgrimages to Palestine and Israel in early 2020:

    Footsteps of Jesus Tour (January 6 - 17)

    Ways of Jesus: An Immersion Study (January 24 - February 4)

    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 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.

    Both tours are now open to other participants in addition to Philips Theological Seminary and First Christian Church, Madisonville, KY respectively. For more information about itineraries, costs, and registration, visit their website at www.footstepsofjesustour.org.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff Wright at wright@frii.com
  • Olive Planting Program 2020 - I

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 through Monday February 3

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) of the East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine invites you to participate at the Olive Planting Program, January 25 to February 3, 2020 in Palestine, as part of its ongoing Olive Tree Campaign.

    The program, organized jointly with the Alternative Tourism Group, aims at helping farmers and their families plant / replant olive trees at their pre-attacked or threatened fields, in order to 'Keep Hope Alive'.

    Read the online invitation, with proposed schedule, registration procedures, and link to online registration form. Besides olive planting, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall and colonies (settlements), tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, as well as Ramallah, in addition to cultural events and social gatherings. 

    For any other information, question, please contact: Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, campaigns officer, via email at: olivetree@jai-pal.org  or by phone at (+970) 2 2774540. Or, Alternative Tourism Group, program coordinator, via email at: jawad@atg.ps  or by phone at (+970) 2 2772151.

  • Olive Planting Program 2020 - II

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 through Monday February 17

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) of the East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine invites you to participate at the Olive Planting Program, February 8 - 17, 2020 in Palestine, as part of its ongoing Olive Tree Campaign.

    The program, organized jointly with the Alternative Tourism Group, aims at helping farmers and their families plant / replant olive trees at their pre-attacked or threatened fields, in order to 'Keep Hope Alive'.

    Read the online invitation, with proposed schedule, registration procedures, and link to online registration form. Besides olive planting, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall and colonies (settlements), tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, as well as Ramallah, in addition to cultural events and social gatherings. 

    For any other information, question, please contact: Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, campaigns officer, via email at: olivetree@jai-pal.org  or by phone at (+970) 2 2774540. Or, Alternative Tourism Group, program coordinator, via email at: jawad@atg.ps  or by phone at (+970) 2 2772151.

  • Pilgrimage to Indonesia and Thailand 2020

    Sunday, March 1, 2020 through Sunday March 15

    Global Ministries invites you to join the Southern Asia Initiative by participating in a People-to-People Pilgrimage to the countries of Indonesia and Thailand. This pilgrimage will take you through the cities of Bali and Yogyakarta in Indonesia and of Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand to learn and build bridges of understanding and solidarity with sisters and brothers in that region. Participants will be exposed and immersed in the work of interfaith initiatives, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, women’s empowerment and development, migration, human trafficking, and theological education. 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 Register is August 15, 2019. Submit your registration today!

    Cost:

    $3,800 (double accommodation)

    Registration and Payment:

    Click here to access the Registration Form.

    Payment Schedule:

    August 15, 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.

    October 15, 2019 - $2,000 second installment

    January 15, 2020 - $1,550 third and last installment

    Forms of payment:

    • Online - Click here to pay online. Write Pilgrimage to Indonesia and Thailand 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 substantial amount of air and road travel. Participants should be in good health condition, able to walk at least a mile, and carry their own 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, land transportation, lodging, meals, and translation when necessary.
    • Participants should budget for additional costs of immunizations, flights from home city to departure city (which will be announced soon), and personal spending.
    • Shots and immunizations should be completed at least six weeks prior to the trip.
    • Visas for U.S. citizens are not required for travel to Indonesia and Thailand.
    • Participants are responsible for securing their passports. Passports should not expire on or before September 1st, 2020.

    Program:

    Program will be shared soon!

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Lorna Hernandez at lhernandez@dom.disciples.org
  • 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!

    Cost:

    $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:

    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 lhernandez@dom.disciples.org