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An Ignatian Journey to the Holy Land

An Ignatian Journey to the Holy Land: Historical, Cultural, and Interfaith Perspectives

UPDATED as of 1/3/2017. Updates are in Red text below.

May 15 to May 29, 2017

Deadline to register February 10, 2017

The state of Israel and the Palestinian Territories often dominate the news, but few in the West understand the story as told by Jews and Arabs living in the land itself. In this pilgrimage we seek to put a human face on the conflicts many face in this fraught region. We will explore the complex history of the region, the growth of the three monotheistic faiths side by side, and the impact of religion in the land.

The trip will cost $3,325 per person.

A $500 deposit per person is due to hold your place. By making this deposit you agree to the tour terms and conditions and statement of responsibility so please review them carefully.

The $500 deposit is due Friday, February 10, 2017. Final payment is due by Sunday, April 2, 2017.

The trip will be led by The Rev. Dr. Patricia K. Tull, The Rev. Dr. Sarah J. Melcher, and The Rev. Dr. Kristine Suna-Koro.

To find out more and to register, click here to go to the Xavier website.


If you have any questions relating to the logistics of the trip or payment contact Patricia Tull,

Come to the Holy Land with The Presbytery of Ohio Valley

Sign up today for the Presbytery of Ohio Valley trip to the Holy Land!

March 8-17, 2017

Marietta Macy, Director of Children and Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, will lead the group. Marietta notes, “I hope you will join us on this once in a lifetime experience that is sure to enrich and expand your faith as you encounter God in the people and places of the Holy Land.”

The Partnership we share with the International Center of Bethlehem includes travel and seeing Bethlehem first hand removes the mystery of the important work being done there. The trip includes Jerusalem, Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of Olives, Shepherds’ Field, Church of All Nations, conversation with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and a trip to the Deheishe Refugee Camp. Dar al-Kalima, which is the name of the work in Bethlehem, includes a health and wellness program, an Academy, a University, a Guesthouse, classes for young and old, serving all the people of Bethlehem.

The cost is $2895.00, including all tips, transfers, accommodations (dbl), many meals, guides and airfare. See a full description and Sign up on line at WWW.GTD.ORG G#170305
or with Marietta 812-821-2581,
or with Jo Lucas 812-343-1847 or

Unpack once! Accommodations are at the Guesthouse of the International Center of Bethlehem

2014 travelers to the Bethlehem region

2014 travelers to the Bethlehem region