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Abraham’s Children

Israel and Palestine, January 19-31, 2014

Abraham's Children - 2014 Group

Abraham’s Children

Open to participants from any faith or philosophical background, Abraham’s Children is a graduate theological seminar designed to introduce some of the basic elements of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions through the lens and dynamic of interreligious relations and understanding. Led by CTU faculty, the course may be audited or taken for credit. Abraham’s Children is facilitated in cooperation with Temple Sholom and Elmhurst College.

This travel program is part of the intercultural studies course C4002, “Abraham’s Children” Jews, Christians and Muslims,” is open to participants from any faith or philosophical background and welcomes auditors and continuing education students.  Highlights of the program will be the Western Wall, al-Aqsa Mosque & the Dome of the Rock (al-Haram al-Sharif), the Mosque of ‘Umar b. al-Khattab (r.a.a.), the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Yad Vashem, the Church of the Nativity, Hebron/Khalil, etc.

Those who complete this graduate theological course will have had the experience of studying Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, not only from the perspectives of history and theology, but also in an experiential setting which highlights the relevance of the historical and theological to important contemporary global realities, and which affords participants opportunities to build interreligious relationships with faculty and colleagues of all three faiths.

For a printable application, please click here.

Download a printable flyer (with itinerary) here.

Abraham's Children LUCE Foundation Travel Scholarship

The course, Abraham’s Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims, will be offered in the January term, 2014 (meets Jan. 6-17 at CTU, overseas for Jan. 19 - 31 and back at CTU Feb. 3).  Five ($1,500) scholarships will be offered to CTU students planning to attend the class including the travel component.

Who is eligible?  Scholarships can be awarded to CTU Students, students from ACTS Schools, and others interested in and committed to dialogue among Abraham's Children.

The scholarship will be applied toward the study/travel (tuition) component of the trip, not for airfare.

Upon return from the trip, scholarship recipients will be asked to either supply a 1,000 word essay about their experience or submit a regular blog posting while they are on the trip.  In addition, a thank you note to the donor will be requested.

To Apply:

1.       If you haven’t already submitted the CTU General Scholarship application, please do so:

                        Download the application for the General Scholarship Fund [PDF]

2.       Essays required for the scholarship:

Why do you wish to take this course including the travel portion?

How is it related to your program of study at CTU?

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2013

Applications and essays, inquiries and questions, should be directed to Sr. Sallie Latkovich, 5401 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL  60615 or by email to, ph: 773-371-5436.   

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Ph.D., Temple Sholom, CTU
Prof. Scott C. Alexander, CTU
Prof. Inamul Haq | Elmhurst College, CTU
Prof. John Pawlikowski, O.S.M. | CTU

$2,250 double occupancy* (airfare additional)
*single occupancy available for an additional $550.

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

For additional information, please email or call:
Sr. Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J.
Director, Biblical Study and Travel
Catholic Theological Union