Thursday, September 25, 2008

On Earth Peace offers Israel/Palestine delegation trip.

A trip to Israel/Palestine on the theme, "Plant Peace," is being offered by On Earth Peace on Jan. 6-19, 2009. The experience will be led by Rick Polhamus, a former fulltime volunteer with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron.

The delegation will meet with Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights workers, will join the CPT teams in Hebron and the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani in a limited amount of accompaniment and documentation, and will join in a public witness. "This is an opportunity to get an on-the-ground perspective on the conflict in the Middle East, how it impacts communities, and how some communities are making a stand for peace," said the announcement.

Participants will be expected to prepare for the trip by becoming familiar with current conditions in the Middle East, and upon return communicate about the experience with local congregations, groups, and the media. The $2,100 cost includes international airfare, in-country travel, simple accommodations, two meals per day, honoraria, and delegation fees.

For more information, contact On Earth Peace at 410-635-8704, or Rick Polhamus at or 937-313-4458.

Source: 9/25/2008 Newsline Extra

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