This Program is Offered by Nazareth College.Walking in the Footsteps of the Prophets: An Interfaith Journey in the Holy Land and TurkeyShort-term 15 day program in May-June. You are invited to join a select group of students, profession...
Walking in the Footsteps of the Prophets: An Interfaith Journey in the Holy Land and Turkey Short-term 15 day program in May-June. You are invited to join a select group of students, professionals, historians and religious leaders for a trip to lands held sacred by the three Abrahamic faiths. On this extraordinary journey, you will visit many of the most sacred sites to Judaism, Christianity and Islam: wander the storied street of Jerusalem, visit Bethlehem, gaze across the Sea of Galilee, behold the majestic beauty of Hagia Sophia, wonder at the grace of Sufi practices and delight in the architectural grandeur along the shore of the Bosphorus Strait. In the Holy Land and Turkey, you will benefit from the wisdom of program leaders from Nazareth College who are experts in Judaism, Islam and Christianity as well as the experience and insights of scholars from educational institutions in both regions.
Proposed sites include: - Days 2-5: North to the Galilee region: the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, the Golan Heights and Haifa. Accommodations are provided at Galilee College’s Study Center at Kibbutz Mizra - Days 6-7: Central and south Israel including Caesarea, Qumran, the Dead Sea and Masada - Days 8-11: Central Israel and Palestine, Jerusalem, including a visit to Yad Vashem, Bethlehem and Hebron - Days 12-15: Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Museum, the Grand Bazaar and various other sites
Lectures by program leaders and guest speakers will enhance your knowledge of the history and contemporary significance of the region. From exploring the literature of the Bible and Qur’an to a review of the current political climate in the Middle East, you will leave with a profound and nuanced understanding of the cultural, geographic and spiritual legacy of these fascinating lands.