Israel and Palestine, 2016
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.
The next Abraham Children's trip will occur in 2016.
For additional information, please email or call:
Sr. Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J.
Director, Biblical Study and Travel
Catholic Theological Union