Who Are We And What Are We Doing? We are a group of 23 young adults and 3 faith partners traveling to Israel and Palestine for three weeks through a program called Yella offered through Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC). Yella means "Let's Go!" in Hebrew and Arabic, the two main languages spoken in this region of the world. We will be traveling, learning, speaking to people, and experiencing a fascinating and complex region of the world.
Goals Explore questions of Christian faith and life with other young adults and faith partners, as together you: - Interact with Christians, Jews, and Muslims - Encounter complex peace and conflict issues - Consider the context for Jesus' life and ministry
Underlying Objectives Solidarity: Encouraging commitment to the global church among constituency and partner organizations Relationships: Improving the quality of direct, cross-boundary connections Education: Providing the space and tools for mutual learning and sharing about faith and human need Transformation: Fostering personal and systemic change as a way to create a more just, human, sustainable, and peaceful world
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