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Nazareth Leads Trip to The Holy Land and Turkey

  • Published: April 19, 2011


  • Explore sacred sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Led by Nazareth College faculty and experts from institutions in the Middle East
  • May 25-June 9, 2011

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For more information on Walking in the Footsteps of the Prophet, contact Kathy Hansen at (585) 389-2673.

Nazareth Leads Trip to The Holy Land and Turkey

Once again, Nazareth College leads a trip  to explore the sacred sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam while visiting Jerusalem, Istanbul and more. Walking in the Footsteps of the Prophets, an interfaith journey to the Holy Land and Turkey, will run from May 25 – June 9, 2011.

Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D, Susan Nowak, Ph.D, S.S.J., and George Eisen, Ph.D, three Nazareth College faculty members, will lead the trip. Together, with experts from several of the Middle East’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, they will lead participants through several sites held sacred by the three Abrahamic faiths. Travelers will be able to wander the streets of Jerusalem, gaze across the Sea of Galilee’s storied waters, visit majestic Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, and more. At each stop, lectures by tour leaders and guest speakers will reveal the knowledge and historic significance of the region.

The leaders have the 15 day trip scheduled as follows:
Day 1: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Days 2-5: Drive north to the Galilee region.
Sites visited include the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth,
the Golan Heights, Haifa. Accommodations at
Galilee College’s Study Center at Kibbutz Mizra.

Days 6-7: Central and South Israel, including
Caesarea, Qumran, the Dea Sea and Masada.
Days 8-11: Central Israel and Palestine, including
Jerusalem (visit to Yad Vashem), Bethlehem and
Days 12-15: Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque,
Topkapi Museum, the Grand Bazaar and various
other sites.
Photo Caption: The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

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