Greensboro Interfaith Mission to Israel
Coverage of the trip:
To read Walker Sanders' daily blog throughout the adventure, click on Trip Log on the left.
To read Rabbi Havivi's message about the mission, click here.
To see TV coverage of the arrival back home, click here.
Interfaith Study Missions to Israel are held to build bridges of understanding among peoples of diverse backgrounds and to leverage those bonds for building respect and understanding across spiritual preferences, religions, races, ethnicities and cultures in the Triad.
The vision for the Interfaith Missions is that they will strengthen the Greater Greensboro community by:
- encouraging people to form relationships around common goals of building community;
- building understanding of different spiritual and faith backgrounds and experiences while being together in the Holy Land; and
- Helping participants gain a greater understanding of the complex issues pertaining to the Middle East today.
- By participating in this partnership, each organization supports the mutually agreed upon goals of the IFSM program. In addition, each organization has special reasons for joining in as summarized below:
- CFGG is seeking to pursue its stated vision of working toward an inclusive, caring community by promoting social capital amongst people of different faiths, races and ethnicities, and socioeconomic circumstances.
- GJF is seeking to foster relations between the Greensboro Jewish Federation and our partner agencies to enhance the quality of community life, enable strong communal advocacy, educate participants about the role Israel plays as a democracy in the Middle East, and therefore to promote understanding of the relationship between the Greensboro Jewish Federation and the people of the State of Israel.
- NCCJ is seeking to advance its vision of a Triad community free of bias, bigotry and racism by building relationships between people from diverse backgrounds and exposing them to local and international efforts for promoting respect and understanding.