Come and See tour

‘Come and See’ tours enable more than 110 leaders to learn about Israel/Palestine

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Nearly four years ago, Mennonite Church USA members were invited to “Come and See” the situation in Israel/Palestine for themselves. In the time since, a series of learning tours have enabled 112 church leaders to meet Israelis and Palestinians and learn from their realities. The roots of the initiative […]

Finding hope in Israel-Palestine

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. The April Come and See Learning Tour was my first time in Israel-Palestine. I wasn’t expecting to be surprised by anything particular. I keep abreast of the situation through mainstream media and organizations working there, including Mennonite Central Committee and Christian Peacemaker Teams. […]

Come and See learning tour travelogue

On Saturday, April 18, a delegation of 13 leaders from Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conferences and other leaders from across Mennonite Church USA arrived in Bethlehem for the first night in a 10-day Come and See learning tour to Israel / Palestine. Participants include: From Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference —Katherine Jameson Pitts, conference minister —Dave Hockman Wert, PNMC […]