Join a Pilgrimage to meet the Living Stones of Palestine/Israel

Living Stones Pilgrimage: October 14-27, 2014 ~ Led by Rev. Joan Deming

Registration is open!  If you’ve read Blood Brothers by Father Elias Chacour or followed the unique Mar Elias Schools he founded in Ibillin, Israel, don’t miss this opportunity!   For a study tour that’s more than a tourist experience of Israel/Palestine, please join us! Contact the tour leader at or 608-241-9281. Click here for brochure and registration form.

Group at Haram as Sharif~ Stay 6 nights in Bethlehem and visit sites in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, and the Dead Sea. Meet leaders of Wi’am, the Diyar Consortium, B’Tselem, OCHA, ICAHD, and the Tent of Nations. Experience the Holy Land as “the Fifth Gospel.”

~ Share an overnight with a family in Zababdeh and visit upper West Bank programs (Seraj Libraries, Canaan Fair Trade Olive Factory, St. George Melkite Church ministries in Zababdeh) and holy sites (Jacob’s Well, Church of the Ten Lepers).

~Stay 4 nights in Ibillin on the campus of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions (located between Haifa, Akko, and Nazareth). Walk where Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, but get to know his brothers, sisters, and neighbors in today’s Galilee as well.  Visit Abuna Chacour’s native village of Biram, and Jesus’ native “village” of Nazareth. Meet with Abuna if his schedule permits. Talk with students in Mar Elias classes. Meet Dalia Landau, co-founder, and leaders of The Open House in Ramle (story found in The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan). Leave with new stories to share, realities to ponder, and Facebook friends to keep! Click here for a full brochure.

Cost: $1750 program fee to Pilgrims of Ibillin (including $500 registration); pay airfare separately to our travel agent: about $1300 for the New York-Tel Aviv round trip plus the cost of your connecting flight from wherever you live to New York.

Registration deadline is June 7, but space is limited so register early.  Contact Joan Deming for more information: or 608-241-9281.

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