In this eye-opening alternative tour of Israel and the West Bank, discover the powerful connection between faith and practice while exploring the land of the Bible. From the glittering gold domes and contested holy sites of Jerusalem to the stark natural beauty of the Negev’s endangered ecosystems, join two guides, one Arab and one Jewish, for a prayerful look at the religious, political and economic issues facing the region. This trip explores the Biblical themes of reconciliation and justice. Share in fellowship with local Christians, meditate on mountaintop outlooks and build relationships with families from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities in a tour that tackles the difficult questions of faith in a broken world. When: October 8–20, 2015. Approximate cost: $3,500.
Informational meeting at First Lutheran on Sunday, January 11, at 9:30am.