Dear friends of Project Peace,
Much joy and peace as we enter into this Advent season coming this Sunday! What a great spiritually rich time to grow into greater understanding and patience with our world, with love for family and friends and all God’s people. I wish you each the very best of Church seasons.
I am wanting very much to tell you of a really wonderful experience coming up from June 3-14 with a delegation trip to Palestine. This trip will vividly show the reason for the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Travelers will meet Palestinians and Israelis working for a change in the status quo there. Delegation members will both understand and feel the need to help justice and international efforts come forth to effect peace.
The trip is perfect for changing attitudes, for further reflection, for information gathering from the sources. I invite you to come with us or pass this information on to someone whom you think might be interested in the project. The cost is less than $3000.00. The places we travel are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron and perhaps one or more of the small villages and the Bedouin community.
June 3 -June 14, 2019
Ten nights in the Holy Land – Jerusalem, Bi’lin, Bethlehem and Hebron
+Understand the struggle in East Jerusalem with Al Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the effects of the Wall. +Meet with leaders of the nonviolent resistance in Bi’lin and enjoy a Palestinian family there. +++ +Meet with the Rabbis for Human Rights and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and other Jewish organizations +Learn about the situation in Gaza and perhaps go to Gaza…need application early though. +Stay at the Tent of Nations and learn of the efforts to hold onto one’s family ancestral land. +Visit a refugee camp in Bethlehem. +Meet with students at Bethlehem University to hear their point of view. +Hear of some working conditions for the people living under Occupation. +Interviews with Dr.Mazin Qumsieh, a Professor from Bethlehem University to learn of the water problem and how he is trying to build up Palestine for greater independence into the future. +Hopefully visit and eat with the Bedouin families and hear of their latest struggles with the military. +Visit with nonviolent activists in Hebron and hear from Youth against the Settlements. +Work with Christian Peacemaker Teams and help monitor school checkpoints for the children in Hebron. +Visit Tel Rumeida in Hebron, home of King David before Jerusalem, and visit a family living there. +Visit the Baka Valley to understand the farmers’ plight and the importance of water in dry farming.
All this and most especially a sense of COMMUNITY with the rest of the delegation members. Please Call sr. Paulette 567.230 0220. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to facebook http://www.facebook.com@projectpeacetiffin