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April 22 - May 4
I Lift My Eyes to the Hills” – An Interfaith Journey through Israel and Jordan
From the modern city of Tel Aviv, to the historic site of Elijah’s home on Mt. Carmel, we will travel
through the lands of Israel and Jordan and into the very heart of spirituality and religion. This area of the world has given rise to the great three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. We will come together with a truly interfaith group to explore the sites, culture and history of what many people call “The Holy Land”. Our journey will take us to many sites that are important and sacred to Christians and Jews, with a mix of accommodations from hotels to community owned and operated lodgings, called a kibbutz.
The group will stop at Jaffa, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Safed, the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, Arbel, Beth Shean, Amman, Petra, the Dead Sea, Jericho, Masada, Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. There will be opportunities at each stop to learn more about the history and importance of each site and why it was chosen on this interfaith pilgrimage.
Open your minds and your hearts to our shared heritage and soak up the powerful spirituality that can be found nowhere else. So, come and see, come and experience, come and be transformed by the Holy Land.
Erica L. Martin, Ph.D. is an instructor of Hebrew Scriptures and Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.
Corey Passons, M.Div. is an Interfaith Minister with the United Church of Christ serving the Community for Interfaith Celebration in Olympia, Washington.