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Sabeel Witness Trip to the Holy Land – November 3 – 11, 2015

June 16, 2015 by  
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2015 Sabeel Witness Visit

Sabeel is an ecumenical liberation theology movement founded by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land. They sponsor a number of trips and conferences to explain the plight of Palestinians, especially Palestinian Christians. They also work with Palestinian and Israeli children to get them to know each other, to break down the barriers caused by not knowing your neighbor. The November witness trip is being actively supported by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) in the Philadelphia Presbytery – by urging Presbyterians to attend and offering financial help to partially cover the cost of the trip.

A section of the separation barrier and Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Copyright Reuters

WHAT: 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 violations of international and humanitarian law

- Experience the realities of the Palestinian community living under Israeli Occupation: the Wall, settlements, checkpoints, confiscated and demolished homes, refugee camps, and environmental degradation

- Learn about the loss of civil and property rights of Arab Israeli citizens

WHEN: November 3rd – November 11th 2015 inclusive (9 nights)

WHERE: Nights in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth with side visits to other sites within the West Bank and to the Sea of Galilee holy sites

COST: $1600 per person in a double room $1900 per person in a single room

This cost includes a non-refundable registration fee of $300, all accommodations and meals for 9 nights, all transportation and honoraria during the visit. It does NOT include airfare, transportation to and from the airport, personal expenses and souvenirs, or travel insurance.

For more information or to request an application form, please email World@sabeel.org : +972 2 5327136

An additional 100$ for registration after the 20th of September 2015

The registration form is available on the Sabeel website (www.sabeel.org)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A RIGOROUS TRIP THAT INCLUDES CLIMBING OF STAIRS AND MUCH WALKING, SOMETIME OVER ROUGH TERRAIN.

Financial support, up to $2000 per person is available through the Hopkins Fund of the Philadelphia Presbytery. Contact the Reverend David Yeaworth at 610-525-2776 or dandgyeaworth@verizon.net for more information.

 

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