Theology in Israel and Palestinian Territories
22 students from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology — led by Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of the Perkins Global Theological Education Program — are participating in a Palestine-Israel immersion course from Dec. 29 through Jan. 13, 2014. Their itinerary includes lectures and interaction with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and scholars, and travel throughout the region, including to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Jericho, Bethlehem, Ramallah, the Sea of Galilee, and more.
Follow Dr. Hunt on the Perkins Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/25844609000/ and the blog of Perkins student Scott Gilliland at http://scottandraegan.blogspot.co.il/
The Perkins Global Theological Education Program helps prepare students, pastors, and other Christian leaders to guide congregations into more culturally sensitive, competent, and effective mission both within and outside the United States. The program offers significant hands-on immersion experiences, grass-roots inter-religious dialogue, and exposure to cross-cultural ministries. Learn more at smu.edu/perkins.
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Arrival in Jerusalem
Perkins School of Theology students at the King Solomon Hotel in Jerusalem.
An update from Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of the Perkins Global Theological Education Program:
Perkins Global Theological Education has arrived in Jerusalem! Part one of two weeks in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In our hotel, and with our hosts in Israel, Marci Lenk of the Shalom Hartman Institute.
Next week we’ll be with the Dar al Kalima University and the Bethlehem International Center.
New Year’s Eve on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Temple Mount/Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem.
Students attending lectures at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
In the city, waiting to be let into the police station overlooking the Temple Mount.