LMPC

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

LMPC

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

A Peacemaker’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

January 16-27, 2019

Led by Rev. Richard Blackburn, LMPC Executive Director

A 3-centre pilgrimage and highlights include:

  • Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, the Old City, Yad Vashem, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
  • Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Fields, Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, Diyar Consortium, the ministries founded by Rev. Mitri Raheb, and Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center.
  • Galilee: Nazareth, Cana, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves, Church of the Beatitudes, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, and other sites, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
In addition to visiting the important pilgrimage sites, where there will be regular opportunities for worship and devotional reflection, the trip will also include:
  • Visits to various peacemaking ministries in the Holy Land and with Palestinian Christians working for peace.
  • Teaching sessions on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, biblical peacemaking, conflict transformation, and church leadership from a family systems perspective.
  • Devotional reflections on the iconography related to the pilgrimage sites being visited as found in Christian art from the Early Christian and Byzantine eras, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque era.
All travel arrangements by Lightline Pilgrimages North America, including:
  • Airline reservations, all airport departure taxes, passenger taxes, entrances, gratuities, English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with private bath/shower at Christian-run hotels, most meals, travel in modern coaches, etc.
  • Register your interest now by printing the Peacemaker’s Pilgrimage flyer, filling in the form, and sending it to Lightline Pilgrimages. A $150 per person discount voucher for the pilgrimage will be sent to all those who have registered interest via this form by April 30, 2018.

    For a complete daily itinerary, click here.

    For a copy of the flyer, click here.

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