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Religion in the Holy Land: The Role of Faith in Peace & Conflict

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Religion in the Holy Land

Program Director:

Mr. Javier Gelbwaser

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Daniel Roth

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

Canceled for Summer 2022


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

Canceled for Summer 2022


Application fee: US $120
Tuition (in-person): US $1,810
Tuition (online): US $1,267  US $1,810
Housing: US$ 480*

* Depending on availability

Relevant Academic Fields:

Religious studies, sociology, international relations, conflict resolution

Online or In-Person Course

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also offering an ONLINE version of our summer courses (with a 20% discount on tuition fees) that include talks, presentations, and workshops by many of Israel’s top mentors, companies, and entrepreneurs that regularly receive our groups.

Please note that this course has been canceled for Summer 2022.


  • Gain insight into the contradictory role of religion as both an obstacle to peace and a resource for peacemaking.
  • Examine how religion is a force for both war and peace in the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ISIS, the Syrian civil war, and the refugee crisis.
  • Investigate religion and conflict as regional and global issues.
  • Explore options and approaches for religious peacebuilding.
  • Travel to key places and speak with regional players.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. You can choose to take this course in conjunction with either one or both of the other courses in the Coexistence in the Middle East program:

Taken together, these courses offer a more complete and valuable experience. To apply to the program, please select any or all of the courses from the list of “Summer Courses” in the online application. See our application guidelines.

Please note:

  • You may switch from a summer course to this program until up to two weeks before the summer course/ program begins.
  • Students who complete their summer course application by March 12, 2022, and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the course tuition. In the event that a student applies for more than one summer course, the 10% early bird discount will be applied to one of the summer courses only.
  • See here for more information about visas.

Look here for the 2022 Summer Courses Schedule:


We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

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