Middle East Caravan: Israel-Palestine, August 6th - 12th, 2015
An eight-day interfaith voyage of peace, healing, and bearing witness to the pain and trauma on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
If you are living or travelling in Israel or the West Bank this summer, we would love for you to join us at any one of the Caravan's stops (click here for full event list).
The final stop of the Earth Caravan will be in Israel and the West Bank, Palestine. These places are embodied with a deep heritage to the three Abrahamic religions, and they are a symbol for the unity of humankind in its longing for truth, justice and freedom. Yet they are also symbolic of humanity‘s fight against itself, of ignorance, violence and oppression.
Sharing experience in Israel-Palestine
The Mideast Caravan will bring together Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to share in the expression of peace, healing and justice and to send a strong message of peace and unity to the world. Participants will have the opportunity to visit traumatic and painful places of the conflict and occupation, participate in solidarity projects, share their skills and knowledge, and do volunteer work. The Caravan will offer everyone the opportunity to express his/her wish for a bright future, to take responsibility for our collective future and together, realize that we can make a difference. Beyond nation, race and belief there is a deep desire for accepting the universal aspect in all of us.
The Earth Caravan Mideast pilgrimage will include:
Program cost (includes accommodation, all meals, workshops, seminars and bus transport); airfare is not included:
A Dream for Peace and Justice
Individuals around the world who share the dream of peace and justice are invited to join us to heal, to pray and to meditate for peace, freedom and justice. Through the Earth Caravan, we will create a common international public witness and send a clear message to the world that:
The Bethlehem Live Festival
In cooperation with the Holy Land Trust, the Earth Caravan will organize a peace, healing and music festival in Bethlehem, from August 6th-9th, 2015.
At the festival, the Caravan will offer the following activities:
The Jerusalem Gathering
The Jerusalem Consortium for Research and Development (JCRD) will be hosting the closing ceremony and peace gathering of the Earth Caravan 2015 through Jerusalem, on August 12th, 2015.
The event will offer the following activities: