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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.

 

Join us! To register for the Earth Caravan Middle East Pilgrimage please click here

 

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:

  • Daily visits and guided tours to painful and traumatic places of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Bearing witness to the pain of both communities coupled with multi-faith prayers, songs and meditations to help them heal
  • Healing, chanting and meditation workshops with Israelis, Palestinians and internationals
  • Information sessions and lectures with peace-building experts in the field
  • Three night home stay with Palestinian families in Bethlehem and participation in the Bethlehem Live Festival (www.betlahemlive.com)

  • Nightly live music, song and dance
  • Interfaith ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 

Program cost (includes accommodation, all meals, workshops, seminars and bus transport); airfare is not included:

 

  • Registration (before July 25th, 2015) : €875 / US $975  

 

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 time has come for Israelis and Palestinians to share a just peace.
  • The time has come for freedom from occupation.
  • The time has come for equal rights.
  • The time has come for the healing of wounded bodies, minds and souls.

  

Join us! To register for the Earth Caravan Middle East please click here

 

 

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:

  • Healing and meditation workshops (including workshops to overcome trauma)
  • Free Tao Shiatsu massage treatments (as well as other healing modalities) to the public, as well as teaching people to give basic shiatsu in order to help and heal each other.
  • Musical performances by Lamani, the Earth Caravanl band, as well as performances by other local and international musicians
  • In cooperation with the Holy Land Trust and its partners, develop any other activities that could contribute to the success of the festival.

 

 

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:

  • Live musical guests from Israel and Palestine
  • Inter-religious ceremonies
  • Activities and music for children
  • Japanese cultural activities
  • The story of the Caravan
  • Ambassadors and Community leaders
  • Peace Activist local & internationals

 

Join us! To register for the Earth Caravan Middle East Pilgrimage please click here