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Theology Seminars

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Theology seminars will be offered three times a year, unless otherwise scheduled by large parties. Topics will include: how to approach the Old Testament from a local Christian perspective, and how religious scripture and theological study can inform peace, human rights, and social justice work. The aim of these seminars is to promote inter-religious dialogue and spiritual growth. In addition to seminars and lectures, we will visit the key sites of Biblical history, get to know local Palestinian families, and meet with various organizations to learn about past and current religious, cultural, and political movements—culminating in a spiritual pilgrimage to remember.

Part One: 15- 20 days

Day one: Arrival

Upon arrival to Tel Aviv Airport, Siraj will pick you up and transfer you to your guesthouse in Bethlehem for orientation, dinner and overnight. 

Day Two - Day Eight: Lectures and Tours
            8:00Am- 10:00Am: Lecture
            10:30Am- 12:00Pm: Lecture
            12:00Pm- 1:15Pm: Lunch Break
            1:30Pm- 6:00Pm: Tours (religious, cultural, and political)
            6:00Pm- 7:00Pm: Dinner
            7:00Pm – 8:30 Pm: Speaker and Devotion

Tours will include:

  1. Church of the Nativity
  2. Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarch
  3. Visits to homes of local families for lunch or dinner
  4. Local human rights and social justice organizations
  5. Refugee camps
  6. Short hikes and desert experiences

 

Part Two: Pilgrimage

During part two, participants will be able to visit the sacred sites of Bethlehem, Jerusalemm, and the Sea of Galilee, and reflect on what they have acquired during the first week.

More detailed course outline will be posted shortly.

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