Come and See with Bright Stars of Bethlehem Trips

Bright Stars trip with Dr. Les Schmidt

January 9, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Bright Stars trip with Dr. Les Schmidt

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Faith in the Face of Empire

March 11, 2015 - March 23, 2015

Trip cost: $3,950


I invite pastors, church leaders, religious journalists, and other professional people involved in the Holy Land struggle to a unique program based on my latest book “Faith in the Face Empire.” The aim of this program is to gain a deeper understanding of the current realities in Israel-Palestine today in the wake of the Gaza war as well as viewing the Holy Land through a new, biblical hermeneutical lens. This opportunity is open for people already interested in the region, who have traveled there before and are committed to making a difference and investing in hope. Events of 2014 have included the failure of the American peace initiative, the Gaza War, the escalation of acts of racial hatred and violence, and the changing context of the Middle East as a region. All of these events combined are changing the atmosphere and impact questions of where do we go from here on the journey toward peace, human rights and building bridges of understanding. This is an invitation to come and see the facts on the ground, to listen to diverse narratives, to be inspired by ministries of hope, and to consider future directions for advocacy and support in the wake of all that has happened this year. I hope you will join me for this program of faith and learning. 

Round-trip airfare from Newark (other cities available), accommodations (superior tourist class hotel), breakfast and dinner daily with five lunches, transfers and transportation, sightseeing, entrance fees, honoraria for speakers, luggage handling, experienced English-speaking guide, gratuities, airport/foreign taxes and comprehensive documentation. Tariffs and currency valuations are as of August 2014, a minimum of 22 travelers.


<span 11.5px;="" font-family:="" helvetica;"="">For more information: 
John Lindner
tel: 860-349-2425

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Midvale Lutheran Church

October 30, 2015 - November 10, 2015

Trip cost: $4,100

You are cordially invited to go behind the scenes of Bright Stars of Bethlehem with Midvale Community Lutheran Church on a unique and authentic pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Expereince sites from scripture and witness the living stones of faithful Christians serving in Bethlehem and beyond.

Anticipated cost for this trip is $4,100. This includes ground fees of $2,385 for a double, $2,785 for a single, which covers room, meals (except lunches), entrance fees, fround transportation, tips for tour guide. Airfare is estimated to be approximately $1,700. Incidentals and visa for Jordan (apprx. $60) are not included. Travel insurance is available for purchase. The cost to reserve your spot on this trip is $250, which is non-refundable. 

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