Upcoming Events

May-August, 2017

Thursday , 25th MayPraying Together in Jerusalem.

Meet at the Jaffa Gate half an hour before sunset to walk to our prayer venue.

On the final Thursday of every month at sunset, people of all faiths meet at the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem and go together to pray side-by-side at various venues within and outside the walls. Each gathering of PTIJ begins with a welcoming circle to celebrate our coming together as friends of diverse faiths. The welcome is followed by a brief teaching on a theme relevant to all. The heart of our gatherings is side-by-side prayer. Each religious group prays in its own authentic fashion, Muslims facing Mecca, Jews turning towards the heart of Jerusalem and Christians pray in a circle. Visually, this is a powerful image. Once the prayers begin, the mingling of voices, the sounds of different languages, the harmony of melodies, the moments of silence all combine to create a sense of sanctity. We pray differently, but not to compete with one another, rather, to support and enhance each other. Our prayers blend, in harmony.
Details:  https://jerusalemprayingtogether.wordpress.com/



Monday, 12th June
– 7:30pm at the AJC, 11 Mesilat Yesharim. Jerusalem.
Contribution NIS 20, students free.

“Sharing Wisdom- What Religions Can Learn from Each Other” featuring Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Brahma Kumaris scholars in conversation. [Rabbi David Rosen and Didi Sudesh (BK) are confirmed participants.]



Sunday, June 25th – Tuesday June 27th,
“Naming the Sacred”: Conference on Jerusalem and Contested Sacred Space

UNESCO chairs in interreligious and intercultural dialogue and scholars from all over the world will gather for a conference to discuss the preservation of historical memory in situations of contested sacred space and competition between religions. This conference is organized against the background of UNESCO declarations on Jerusalem, and seeks to provide a comparative, historical and international academic perspective to balance politicization of the approach to Jerusalem and to other sacred spaces globally. For further information, contact info@elijah-interfaith.org



Thursday, 29th June
Praying Together in Jerusalem.

Meet at the Jaffa Gate half an hour before  sunset to walk to our prayer venue.

On the final Thursday of every month at sunset, people of all faiths meet at the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem and go together to pray side-by-side at various venues within and outside the walls. Each gathering of PTIJ begins with a welcoming circle to celebrate our coming together as friends of diverse faiths. The welcome is followed by a brief teaching on a theme relevant to all. The heart of our gatherings is side-by-side prayer. Each religious group prays in its own authentic fashion, Muslims facing Mecca, Jews turning towards the heart of Jerusalem and Christians pray in a circle. Visually, this is a powerful image. Once the prayers begin, the mingling of voices, the sounds of different languages, the harmony of melodies, the moments of silence all combine to create a sense of sanctity. We pray differently, but not to compete with one another, rather, to support and enhance each other. Our prayers blend, in harmony.
Details:  https://jerusalemprayingtogether.wordpress.com/



Wednesday, 12th  July – Thursday, 13th July
– “Rise above the storm clouds!”

International Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness:  for the Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities.

Elijah is partnering with the International Forgiveness Institute to explore the value of Forgiveness as a principle common to all religious traditions. The motto of the Forgiveness Institute resonates with Elijah’s message of Hope. We believe that forgiveness is a choice. If you have been deeply hurt by another, you can choose to forgive rather than hold on to debilitating anger and resentment. In doing so, an amazing transformation begins. The black clouds of anxiety and depression give way to enhanced self-esteem and genuine feelings of hopefulness.  This is true on a personal level as well as communal.
Details: https://internationalforgiveness.com/jerusalem-conference.htm



Sunday, 23rd July– Thursday, 3rd August
 – The Elijah Interfaith Summer School and Interreligious Leadership Seminar. “Sharing Wisdom: The Quest for One-Ness”

The Elijah Interfaith Summer School and Interreligious Leadership Seminar is the experience of a lifetime. Set in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, simply being there is a pilgrimage, a journey to discover significant meaning and undergo spiritual transformation. The program is a combination of serious academic engagement, shared spiritual experience and the development of skills which enable participants to take their learning back home and influence their respective communities. The faculty includes members of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders and Elijah Interfaith Academy.

Week one will focus on how “Wisdom” is understood in six religious traditions and why and how it is shared with those from other faiths. Week two is a training workshop for emerging religious and community leaders, with an emphasis on healing painful memories and building models of sharing Wisdom which respond to past divisions and answer contemporary challenges.
Details: http://summerschool.elijah-interfaith.org/



Thursday, 27th July
– Praying Together in Jerusalem.

Meet at the Jaffa Gate half an hour before sunset to walk to our prayer venue.

On the final Thursday of every month at sunset, people of all faiths meet at the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem and go together to pray side-by-side at various venues within and outside the walls. Each gathering of PTIJ begins with a welcoming circle to celebrate our coming together as friends of diverse faiths. The welcome is followed by a brief teaching on a theme relevant to all. The heart of our gatherings is side-by-side prayer. Each religious group prays in its own authentic fashion, Muslims facing Mecca, Jews turning towards the heart of Jerusalem and Christians pray in a circle. Visually, this is a powerful image. Once the prayers begin, the mingling of voices, the sounds of different languages, the harmony of melodies, the moments of silence all combine to create a sense of sanctity. We pray differently, but not to compete with one another, rather, to support and enhance each other. Our prayers blend, in harmony.
Details:  https://jerusalemprayingtogether.wordpress.com/



Mon. August 7th – Tuesday, August 8th
, Jewish Theology and World Religions Conference

In the framework of the World Congress of Jewish Studies, Elijah, together with the Elyachar Center of Ben Gurion University, will be sponsoring a conference on Judaism’s attitudes to, relations with and opportunities for collaboration with world religions. The conference will engage the work of Alon Goshen-Gottstein, and the publications of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. (hyperlink http://elijah-interfaith.org/about-elijah/our-publications) The two day program will bring together some of the most prominent Jewish and thinkers working in the field of interfaith and Jewish theology of religions. For further information and for final confirmation of the days during that week when the program takes place, contact info@elijah-interfaith.org



Wed. August 9th – Wed. August 16th
, InTerfaith: Building Community, seminar, Brussels

In partnership with I.Touch, we will be facilitating a training seminar for emerging leaders. Program includes introduction to religions; Pilgrimage of peace; Religious Geniuses.
For further information, see  http://interfaithbc.wixsite.com/interfaith



Thursday, 31th August
– Praying Together in Jerusalem.

Meet at the Jaffa Gate half an hour before  sunset to walk to our prayer venue.

On the final Thursday of every month at sunset, people of all faiths meet at the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem and go together to pray side-by-side at various venues within and outside the walls. Each gathering of PTIJ begins with a welcoming circle to celebrate our coming together as friends of diverse faiths. The welcome is followed by a brief teaching on a theme relevant to all. The heart of our gatherings is side-by-side prayer. Each religious group prays in its own authentic fashion, Muslims facing Mecca, Jews turning towards the heart of Jerusalem and Christians pray in a circle. Visually, this is a powerful image. Once the prayers begin, the mingling of voices, the sounds of different languages, the harmony of melodies, the moments of silence all combine to create a sense of sanctity. We pray differently, but not to compete with one another, rather, to support and enhance each other. Our prayers blend, in harmony.
Details:  https://jerusalemprayingtogether.wordpress.com/