The Middle East is a dynamic and exhilarating region in which to engage the complex nature of global religions, politics and culture. It is a place that feels far removed from our own contexts but is in reality an inseparable part of humanity’s story. It is here that we will consider the impacts of this land, its peoples and their lives on the continuum of history.
Ultimately, we seek to make connections in our own lives as followers of Jesus in the present contexts of global empire and occupation. We will approach this task through our own immersion in the complexities of the present Palestinian & Israeli conflict as we live with both Palestinian and Israeli host families, hike sections of the Jesus Trail, visit sites of archeological importance, and consider the connections between the current Palestinian-Israeli political situation and the life of Jesus under Roman occupation.
This seminar is currently open to qualified applicants.
Seminar Leaders: Eric Trinka and Linford Stutzman, Bible & Religion Department
Eric Trinka is a public school teacher turned seminary student with significant international tour leadership experience. He has ventured abroad with groups of all ages to destinations in Central America, Europe and the Middle East. His passion for adventure remains rooted in the Middle East, as does his academic pursuit of understanding humanity’s spiritual connections to Place.
$4,500 – (subject to change)
Dates: May 4 – 25, 2015
CCSSC 201 Cross-Cultural Social Science: Palestine-Israel (3 SH)
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