Join Conference Holy Land tour in October


United Methodists and friends in Oregon and Idaho are invited to join the Oregon-Idaho Conference Holy Land Task Force on a pilgrimage tour of Palestine and Israel in October 2018.
From a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem and Nazareth, the tour includes all traditional Biblical sites. The tour will also include visits to the ancient cities of Hebron and Jericho as well as refugee camps in Palestine. The tour will also include a stop at Israeli settlements to provide a variety of perspectives on the occupation.
A visit with Archbishop Chacour, author of “Blood Brothers,” as well as a tour of ancient Roman ruins of Sabastiya, a walk along the Via Dolorosa and a full-day visit to Jerusalem are all part of the itinerary as well.
The pilgrimage tour costs $1,750 and that includes meals, lodging, transportation in private air-conditioned buses, entrance fees and licensed English-speaking Christian tour guide. Air travel is estimated to be $1,500.
The United Methodist Church passed resolutions on responsible tourism in the Holy Land. This trip will follow the guidelines by utilizing a Palestinian Christian travel agency and guide, as well as visiting places that are usually omitted from standard tourism itineraries.
For additional information visit www.umoi.org/holyland, download the trip brochure or contact Dee Poujade at traveling.mimi@gmail.com.