Israel/Palestine Trip

Sponsored by Friends Council on Education

Grounded in respectful listening and a search for truth that has both intellectual and spiritual dimensions, this experiential travel aims to have participants reach a deeper individual and collective understanding of the relationship between justice and peace. Centering our attention on faith and practice with respect to the testimonies of Friends, we will explore together what is required in order to meet our aspirations to live and learn in community in our Friends schools and globally, including Israel/Palestine. In this context, a primary trip focus will be meeting with Palestinians and Israelis who are active in grassroots work for equality, human rights, justice, and peace.

Israel/Palestine Trip

March 10-25, 2023
This group trip is designed for Friends school faculty, administrators, and board members who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the religious, cultural, and political history and significance of the area sometimes referred to as The Holy Land, while also delving into how Quakers have put their faith into action in Palestine and Israel from the mid-1800s to the present. Over the course of two weeks, trip participants will experience firsthand a region that is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. While journeying across a small area of land that continues to shape international relations and world history, participants will visit some of the key sites where Quakers have been and/or are still active in service work.

Depart Friday, March 10 / Return Saturday, March 25
Trip Leaders: Jonathan Evans and Melissa Graf-Evans

Participants: Faculty, administrators, and board members from Friends schools

Cost estimate: $3,500 (double occupancy) – includes all expenses except airfare