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Please note that we unfortunately had to cancel the pilgrimage part (not the seminar!)

Program:

Interreligious Seminar, 18-22 August:

Location: Ecce Homo, Via Dolorosa 41, Jerusalem, Israel

Date

Time

Activity

Theme

Presenters

Sunday 17th August

5:00pm

Orientation

Welcome to Ecce Homo

Sisters Maureen and Rita

7:00pm

Opening dinner

Welcome and introductions

Opening welcome: Rabbi Dr Alon Goshen-Gottstein on “Why Prayer”

Monday 18th August

9:00am

Opening panel

What is Prayer?

 

Fr Gregory Collins, Professor Haviva Pedaya, Professor Mohammed Dajani Daoudi

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Text study – small groups

Reflections on the meaning of ‘prayer’ –studying sources from each of the traditions

Teachers (afternoon panellists) guide students

12:30pm

Plenary session - discussion

Feedback from morning sessions

 

1:00pm

Lunch

2:30pm

Panel

What is Prayer? What prayer means to me. Personal perspectives from religious personalities.

Sr Maureena Fritz; Sheikh Ghassan Manasra; Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb
Muslim perspective - Sheikh Ghassan Manasra;
Jewish perspective – Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb – the Conservative Yeshiva

4:00pm

Afternoon tea

4:30pm

Bibliodrama

Stepping inside the prayers of others

Yael Unterman

7:00pm

Dinner

8:30pm

Visit to kotel for experience of Jewish prayer

 

 

Tuesday 19th August

9:00am

Text study – small groups (guided by questions)

Sources from each of the traditions on ‘Why We Pray’

 

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Panel

Teachers reflect on the sources studied

Professor Haviva Pedaya, Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Aaart Brons

12:30pm

Discussion

Feedback from morning’s session

 

1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:30pm

Bibliodrama

Stepping inside the prayers of others

Yael Unterman

5:00pm

Lecture

The power of prayer

Rabbi Dr Alon Goshen-Gottstein

6:00pm

Visit to Dormition Abbey and prayers (Vespers)

 

 

7:30pm

Dinner

8:30pm

Guided stroll around Jerusalem

 

 

Wednesday 20th August

9:00-10:00am; 10:20-11:20; 11:40-12:40

Master class – sources from our traditions

Teachers guide students through regular, obligatory prayers from their traditions

Peta Jones Pellach, Fr Eamon Kelly, Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

12:40pm

Lunch

2:15pm

Lecture and source study

Personal spiritual/mystical prayer.

Dr Paul Fenton

4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:30pm

Discussion Groups

How I pray – blending obligatory prayer with personal prayer

Peta Jones Pellach; Aaart Brons; Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

5:30pm

Visit to Wasatia
Followed by visit to mosque

Diverse expressions of religious commitment

Professor Mohammed Dajani Daoudi

7:00pm

Dinner

Cultural event (optional)

Thursday 21st August

9:00am

Panel

When We Pray – prayer as a marker of time, through the day, the week and the year

Moderator – Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Fr Gregory Collins, Professor Haviva Pedaya, Sheikh Ghassan Manasra

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Text study

Prayers from different traditions for different moments in time.

 

12:30pm

Plenary discussion

Feedback from text study

 

1:00pm

Lunch

2:30pm

Bibliodrama

Stepping inside the prayers of others

Yael Unterman

5:00pm

Lecture and discussion

The place of prayer in interfaith dialogue

Dr Yehuda Stolov

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Workshop

Obstacles to joint prayer and how they might be overcome

Led by Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Friday 22nd August

9:00am

Text study with guiding questions

Jerusalem in prayer

 

10:00am

Morning tea

10:30am

Discussion

Feedback on texts

 

11:15am

Presentation

A new vision for Jerusalem

Alon Goshen-Gottstein

12:30pm

Lunch

2:00 – 4:00pm

Concluding plenary

Participants and faculty reflect on the process. Orientation to Shabbat in Jerusalem.

 

 

Optional Friday night prayers and dinner in Jewish homes

 

 

Price: NIS 800 or $230
(does not include accommodation or meals)

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