Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) partners with MEJDI tours to offer custom group travel to Israel, Palestine, and other destinations in the Middle East. Trips to the region offer pilgrimages and advocacy-oriented travel. While traveling in the Holy Land, trips provide the chance to hear multi-narrative perspectives through the use of two local guides, one Israeli and one Palestinian. They offer various perspectives on the history and current realities of the land. The following post is from Aziz Abu Sarah, cofounder of Mejdi Tours.
Experts say that travel will never be the same again after COVID-19. While I believe that COVID-19 will inspire some people to rethink their travel habits, we need more than just talking about adjusting our habits when we can travel again.
If we just theorize about “the day after,” no changes are likely to happen. Instead, we need to talk about how to start changing the travel industry right now. This transformation needs a change of heart and mind. For many of us, It feels like our world has shrunk as we are confined in our homes. So, before we talk about how to travel as a peacemaker physically, we should consider how are we traveling now from home.
Join Mejdi Tours on a Catalyst Interfaith Trip to the Holy Land, January 15-26, 2019.
On this comprehensive Holy Land interfaith trip, Mejdi Tours will guide participants on a learning journey about the three Abrahamic faiths’ connection to the holy land. You will visit sites that are meaningful to Jews, Christians, and Muslims; you will experience the current situation on the ground, the different political narratives, and lives of its people – and the work they are doing to achieve peace. This trip will be led by leaders from the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths who will model interfaith dialogue throughout the trip.
11 nights double occupancy with breakfast and some meals included, $2,998 per person.*
For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Sally Goodgion, or phone: 253-852-0880.
*Does not include airfare
by Elli Atchison, World Vision
Two weeks ago I was privileged to be part of a World Vision delegation in the Holy Land. Twenty women gathered from all corners of the United States to visit people living and working in Israel and the West Bank. Most of the ladies had never been to the region before. Those of us who were returning yearned to understand the issues better.
Together we journeyed throughout the land, seeking perspectives from Israelis and Palestinians. We were also seeking spiritual insights and the wisdom of Jesus that could help us make sense of this tragic conflict.
We met so many amazing people who told the stories of their very different lives. Our days were full of listening, learning, and asking questions. And continually I challenged my companions and myself: ”You hear stories of pain on both sides of this conflict. You see the hardships of life under occupation. But, where do you see Jesus?” Read more