Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Alternative Holy Land Travel Opportunities - August Update

Alternative Holy Land Travel Opportunities

Friends of Sabeel - North America provides a regular listing of non-traditional travel seminars and tours.

Travel listing
UPDATE: August 6, 2008: http://www.fosna.org/conferences_and_trips/AlternativeTravelOpportunities.html

Alternative travel in the Holy Land provides an added benefit to pilgrimage by connecting you with the Living Stones of Palestine who live under military occupation. Visit the holy Christian sites, worship in ancient Palestinian Christian churches, walk where Jesus walked and bear witness to the realities of occupation - military checkpoints, refugee camps, Israel's Apartheid Wall, bypass roads, illegal settlements and more. This Alternative Travel page is a service of Friends of Sabeel-North America. If you know of other trips coming up, please send details to: friends@fosna.org

Alternative Travel Resource
Alternative Tourism Group in Beit Sahour, West Bank - http://www.atg.ps/ - has published Palestine & Palestinians: A Guidebook (ISBN No. 9950-319-011-3). It is a professionally produced and very attractive book of more than 400 pages that goes beyond the scope of other guides for travelers. Palestine & Palestinians: A Guidebook provides a very detailed history of the area, as well as information on the contemporary situation. The book is illustrated with color and black/ white photos and, of course, maps of all sorts. Take a look at the ATG website: www.atg.ps/index.php?page=1177263161.1177313045

Friends of Sabeel Regional Conferences take place several times each year in major cities in the U.S. See the Past Conferences page for a complete history - http://www.fosna.org/conferences_and_trips/past_conferences.html
International Witness Trips to Palestine and Israel are offered each spring and fall. See the Past Witness Trips page for details - http://www.fosna.org/conferences_and_trips/past_conferences.html

International Sabeel Conferences are scheduled every two years in Jerusalem. The next one is set for November this year - http://www.fosna.org/7thInternationalConference.htm

Friends of Sabeel--North America
PO Box 9186
Portland, Oregon

phone (503) 653-6625


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