Bishop Andrew Asbil will be participating in a 10-day delegation to the Holy Land in May and he’s inviting applications from members of the Diocese to fill the 11 other spots. The program is open to all active clergy, members of religious orders, postulants and laity, including diocesan and parish staff. The application deadline is Jan. 5, and delegates will be selected by Feb. 15.
During the trip, delegates will worship with Palestinian Christians, meet and reflect with Palestinian Christians, Muslims and Jewish Israelis and experience the realities of the Palestinian community living under Israeli occupation: the wall, settlements, checkpoints, confiscated land and demolished homes, refugee camps and environmental degradation. The group will also visit Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, Nazareth, Capernum and Jabob’s Well. All on-the-ground costs are covered; delegates will need to pay only for their airfare.
To learn more, visit the Canadian Friends of Sabeel website.