Thursday, September 20, 2007

Summer Program Judaism-Christianity-Islam in Israel

If you are interested in the following summer program, you can apply for an Israel Heritage Room Scholarship (though the Nationality Rooms summer scholarship program) . Both Professor Orbach and I have the more complete brochure on e-mail.

Joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim Religious Studies Programme:

A Religious Mosaic in the Holy Land

July 2 - August 5, 2008


“A Religious Mosaic in the Holy Land” is a unique interfaith seminar that will utilize the Galilee in the north of Israel - the origin of religious traditions and the living place of Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze (and other religious groups) - as a unique laboratory of interfaith dialogue and co-existence.

The participants will spend six weeks in the Holy Land studying the three great monotheistic traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam (as well as other traditions which are present in Israel), the history of these traditions, its connections to the Land of Israel / Palestine and its relevance to Modern Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Special attention will be given to the challenge of religious leaders and educators in our days to develop interfaith dialogues, both in Israel and in other parts of the world, in order to foster mutual understanding, tolerance and pluralism instead of hatred and violence.


The program will be composed of 150 academic hours, divided into four mini-seminars: the first three will be devoted to the three Monotheistic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The fourth part will deal with Jerusalem, its religious and national meaning to all monotheistic traditions and its challenge to all who try to develop interfaith understanding and cooperation.

The emphasis of the program will be placed firmly on activities and studies outside the lecture halls. Therefore, the program will include study tours to major point of interest in the Galilee, which are relevant to our multicultural study. Participants will be able to meet directly people of the Galilee and representatives of the discussed traditions.

In addition the program will include panel discussions and workshops where the students explore past and present differences and points of dispute between these traditions and discus possible ways to overcome current interfaith conflicts.


The summer programme is intended for graduate students preferably, though not essential, who are in the process of studying courses associated with Religious Studies. All participants must be fluent in English.



Tuition Fees: $2,850

Living Expenses Fee: $3,900


A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates.

v Cancellation Fee

Payment for the programme includes a registration fee which is non-refundable and equals 20% of the total sum of the living expenses fee. Should you decide to cancel your participation, payment will be refunded as follows:

20 days or more before date of course commencement – 80%

10 – 20 days before date of course commencement – 50%

No refunds are possible 10 days or less prior to course commencement.


Mrs. Shoshi Norman

Programme Director


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