A number of people coming to Bethsaida in 2013 are thinking about participating in the Sabeel International Young Adults Conference which will happen immediately after we finish our time on the dig.
Preliminary information about that event has now been published by Sabeel:
2012 Sabeel Global Young Adults Festival
As you may already have noticed, the event has a new name:
GLOBAL YOUNG ADULTS FESTIVAL
The dates are July 1-6, 2013 – but participants are encouraged to arrive the previous day (June 30 – when we are scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem in any case).
This program will be based in Bethlehem and runs in parallel to the special one week program arranged for us at St George’s College, Jerusalem.
Remarkably, the cost for the week is just US$500.00 and that includes accommodation, meals, land transport, tips and gratuities.
The program is described as a celebration of environmental sustainability, economic justice, human rights, and community.
The theme of the conference is:
MOVING MOUNTAINS | RE-SHAPING THE WORLD
Aiming for miracles through creative activism.
For more information about the Global Young Adults Festival , please contact Sabeel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are between 18 and 35 years of age and interested in taking the Sabeel conference as an alternative to the St George’s College program, please advise Audrey Warren at Mission Travel asap so that we can plan for the appropriate numbers at SGC.
For those who meet the age requirements and are considering the relative costs as part of their decision, the cost for the St George’s College program is US$1,750 while the Sabeel conference costs US$500.
Meanwhile, we still have a number of vacancies for the 2013 trip, so please talk about the program to anyone you know who may be interested. We are keen to have a full group of 25 people for 2013.
Do get back to me if you have any questions about the program.