Elijah Interfaith
Summer School and Interreligious Leadership Seminar
Creation Is Not Our Possession:
10 Days of [Climate] Repentance
July 30th - August 3rd, 2023
August 5th - 10th, 2023
Jerusalem
After two years of only being on Zoom, we are able to offer the real-life experience of community-building and encounter with the holy city of Jerusalem that characterises an Elijah summer school, while continuing to offer the opportunity to participate on Zoom to those who cannot join us in person.
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Location

Live from Jerusalem
peta@elijah-interfaith.org

Speakers

swami atmapriyananda

Swami Atmapriyananda

Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University
Mustafa Ceric

Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric

President of the Council of Ulema

Bishop William Shomali

Titular Bishop of Lydda
SHRIVATSA GOSWAMI

Shrivatsa Goswami

Representing the Leadership of the Bhakti (Devotional) Movement
RAV DANIEL KOHN

Rav Daniel Kohn

Rabbi of Bat Ayin, an Orthodox Hassidic Village
DR MARCIA HERMANSEN

Prof. Marcia Hermansen

Director of the Islamic World Studies Program
VANESSA REBECCA SASSON

Prof. Vanessa Rebecca Sasson

Professor of Comparative Religion
DR HAVIVA PEDAYA

Prof. Haviva Pedaya

Poet, Author and Cultural Critic

Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Founder and Director of The Elijah Interfaith Institute

Peta Jones Pellach

Director of Educational Activities, Elijah Interfaith Institute

Do you yearn to return Jerusalem? Is the Jerusalem of your imaginings one you have visited in person or is it a vision, that you have visited in your dreams and in your prayers? Will you turn the dream into a reality by coming to the Holy City or will you return to it virtually?

What makes Jerusalem a site of pilgrimage to which believers return time after time?

What is “return”?

Is it to be where you have been before or is that impossible? Is “return” reliving previous encounters? Is it restoration or consolation? Is it about recommitment? What is the connection between “return” and repentance, purification and reunification? How do we understand theological concepts of “exile and return” in different religious traditions?

What is the connection between prayer and return to oneself? Is true prayer always a form of return?

What is a genuine prayer experience?

Topics include:

  • Jerusalem in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and in other traditions
  • What is the meaning of “return” in theological and spiritual terms
  • Loss and consolation
  • Exile and return 
  • Return to oneself – return to one’s identity
  • Return to sites of pilgrimage
  • Concepts of time
  • The meaning of real prayer

Summer school activities include:

  • Academic lectures
  • Panels of scholars and religious leaders from 6 different faiths
  • Small group textual study
  • Prayer and meditation
  • Workshops
  • Guided group discussion
  • Touring, visiting holy sites

Program

It is possible to register without payment. Please choose the full payment option if you plan to pay later or to request a discount or group price. If you live in Jerusalem, host an overseas visitor and receive a full scholarship to attend the summer school.

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200.00 USD

24th July – 4th August

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