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MEJDI Tours is featured by Brazilian Travel Blog The Green Travel

MEJDI Tours was featured by Green Travel, a travel blog from Brazil that highlights responsible tourism. For any of our friends who can read Portuguese, check it out and let us know what you think! Click here to read the article For more information… Interesting in traveling with us? Check out our list of open…

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah’s new article for Haaretz

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah just published a new article in Haaretz entitled I Was a Palestinian stone-thrower. Here’s why I stopped. In this article, Aziz shares how two people close to him continue to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians even during tough times. Aziz states – …Muhammad and Sarah remind me that I am also a…

Visiting Taybeh

The First Lutheran Church group visited Taybeh and Taybeh Brewing Company to learn about delicious Palestinian beer. Below are some pictures from the day. 

Updates from Bethlehem

The morning began with news that our bus driver couldn’t get out of his village and our bus wasn’t able to leave the lot. This news was followed by news that during the protest we witnessed yesterday a young man was killed by Israeli soldiers. He was not a part of the protest, he was…

Bethlehem mornings

It’s morning here in Bethlehem and there is steady traffic flowing down the street as I sit on the balcony. In front of me is a terraced hill with an old dwelling on it surrounded on each side and above by more modern buildings. Bethlehem is for me where the contrast of ancient and modern…

Day 5 with First Lutheran Church

There are moments in every pastor’s life when you sit back and look around and are in awe at what God has done. 3 years ago when I first visited the Holy Land, I knew that God was asking me to work for peace and justice here in this place. I had very little idea what that would…

Days 3 and 4

Today’s blog post comes from Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz It has been a full two days as we learn the land of Jerusalem. We are finding that our trip is unlike many that our tour guides do; we spend a lot of time listening and experiencing as we seek deeper understanding. As the leader, who loves this land…

Aziz Abu Sarah – Ending the Cycle of Violence in Israel and Palestine

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah was featured in an article from the Euphrates Institute, where they shared his story and a video to his interview in the movie HUMANS. In the article, author Janessa Wilder states I so admire Aziz’s transformation and the courageous path he has chosen to spread the lessons he’s learned as far and…

Update from the First Lutheran Church

We are at the beginning of our second full day in Jerusalem and already our heads are full of the wonder of this amazing city and questions about the things we have seen. The clash of the ancient and  modern was never more clear than when we walked the Stations of the Cross through the…

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah is featured in the movie HUMAN

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah was featured in the movie HUMAN, where he shared his story of learning about and be-friending Israelis for the first time. HUMAN is described as – HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be…