In a matter of hours, after three months of formational learning in the Understanding Phase, our current Learning Community will immerse into the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in the Holy Land. This second phase of our Learning Lab will take us off the beaten trails of tourism and into the lives and stories of the Israeli & Palestinian peacemakers embedded within the conflict. In Exposure, we seek to enter into the conflict in the posture of a learner rather than in the posture of a hero.
Here is a bit more about the Exposure Phase and why we see this as an essential piece of cultivating everyday peacemakers:
There is no better classroom for peacemaking than conflict. There are no better instructors of peacemaking then those who are tangibly working for peace in creative, redemptive, & restorative ways. This is why TGIP curates carefully guided, 2-week immersion experiences into international conflicts & into the lives of those embedded within. In Exposure, you will experience, first-hand, the tension and trauma of the conflict, the contributions of slanted theologies and rigid nationalism to the conflict, and the tangible impact that the peacemaking Way of Jesus has on the conflict.