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Hi! We’re Anna and Ben Sloss. We are from the Indiana-Kentucky synod of the ELCA and are very excited to be leading a trip to the Holy Land for young adults (ages 18-30).
Natalie Walter is a junior at the University of Colorado and a board member of Lutheran Campus ministries at CU. She is studying International Affairs, Political Science, and Peace and Conflict Studies, and has experience with various organizations in Kenya, Nepal, Palestine, and Peru. She also works as a research assistant for CU’s Conflict Information Consortium, and has mentorship experience through the Denver organization BoldLeaders as well as CU’s Norlin Scholars program. She can’t wait to embark on this journey with everyone!
Trip Dates: May 15-25, 2015
Estimated Cost: $1000 per person PLUS the cost of airfare (scholarship opportunities expected as trip date nears).
For application and additional trip information contact Ben Sloss (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fill out our online application.
The goals of our trip are to help participants:
- Understand conflict and be able to articulate both ELCA and a personal message of advocating for peace;
- To have and create a Christian community that walks together in midst of this conflict and accompanies the Palestinian Christians;
- Using the lens of occupation to see injustice in own community back home and have a revitalized view on being social justice minded;