Sunday, December 11, 2022


3:00 - 4:30 PM


Spiritual Growth

On Sunday December 11, 2022, at 3 pm ET, join an Online Film Salon, “Come and See; Go and Tell–Next Year in Palestine.” Register, view short documentaries, then join the discussion at This event is sponsored by Voices from the Holy Land and co-sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America, Churches for Middle East Peace; Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace; Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service; and Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

Why do we travel, take tours, and make “pilgrimages” to the Holy Land? We see the antiquities, experience different cultures, and worship sacred sites while being welcomed and guided by people who live there. What does tourism today mean to them? What are the ethical, political, and personal implications of a journey to holy sites surrounded by 30-foot-high concrete walls, where soldiers patrol the streets and residents live under military occupation? Are there ways to be a traveler and meaningfully engage with all of the lived realities in the Holy Land while also honoring the basic tenants of our faiths? Three recent, short documentaries present a variety of voices, viewpoints, and visions of the Holy Land as offered by people living there today.

Panelists and Moderator
Rifat Odeh Kassis: Author; human rights activist; General Coordinator, Kairos Palestine & Global Kairos for Justice
Sam Bahour: Ramallah-based American businessman and entrepreneur
Mae Elise Cannon: Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace
Michael Spath (moderator): Founder & Executive Director, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace