Want to travel to the Holy Land?

You can plan a meaningful pilgrimage to the Holy Land with support from the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls team. By working with our Peace Not Walls trip liaison located in Jerusalem and Peace Not Walls staff in the United States, you can connect with Palestinian Lutherans, local contacts and organizations before and during your visit to the Holy Land.

Find a step-by-step guide to planning a trip, information about visiting the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land congregations and related ministries, and other tools for making connections on the resources page under the "Travel" tab.

Planning your own trip 

Many commercial tour companies plan and lead effective group visits to the Holy Land. Group Travel and Crossing Borders, Inc. are recommended by numerous ELCA trip leaders. Each also has a stated commitment to and demonstrated track record of providing exposure to a range of Palestinian and Israeli experiences and perspectives and to the region’s Christian population and Lutheran ministries. They also agree to make responsible use of Palestinian tour providers while in the Holy Land. Please be assured the ELCA receives no financial compensation for recommending these companies.

For more information

Contact the Peace Not Walls team by email or call 773-380-2720.



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