Sue Smith and Bill Shane, founders of the Interfaith House of Worship Tour, are former Directors of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). For three decades, they have been leaders in the Orange County Interfaith movement and continue to work with almost 20 interfaith organizations in Southern California.
The Interfaith House of Worship Tour sponsored a unique and spectacular 15 day trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel from March 11-25, 2018.
In the spirit of interfaith and multicultural respect and understanding, this Interfaith Trip brought together a wonderfully diverse group of approximately 40 participants, led by Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from Orange County, CA, plus local professional guides in each country.
Members of the Trip visited religious, cultural, archaeological and historical sites in each of the three countries, while viewing and sharing their experiences through the different religious perspectives. In addition, special and unique experiences (i.e. meeting with the Coptic Christian Pope, enjoying a special program with the Ethiopian Jewish community and participating in multicultural programs in Israel) added to this once-in- a-lifetime experience.
Where We Went!
Tour included a visit to the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Khan Al-Khali Bazaar, Coptic Christian Sites, Petra, Mt. Nebo and Medaba, Citadel and Roman Amphitheater, Eilat and the Dead Sea, Masada, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, as well as Jerusalem and many more!
Pyramids of Giza
El Giza, Egypt
Citadel and Roman Amphitheater
Reflections and more pictures coming soon!
Sphinx at Giza
in Egypt in the evening
Treasury at Petra
Sunrise at Kibbutz
Sea of Galilee