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Going On Faith to Host Bible Lands Travel Seminars

Have you ever considered taking a church group to visit the lands of the Bible? Are you interested in a chance to win a free trip there yourself? Do you live near Chicago or Washington, D.C.? If so, mark your calendars to attend the new Going On Faith Bible Lands Travel Seminar series in September.

The first event series of its kind, the Going On Faith Bible Lands Travel Seminar will feature a panel discussion on travel to the lands of the Bible featuring representatives from Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Turkish Airlines, as well as tour operators that package trips to the region. The panel discussions will be moderated by Going On Faith executive editor Brian Jewell.

“Trips to see the biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey should be a fundamental part of any faith-based travel program,” Jewell said. “But this part of the world is not without its cultural and historical challenges. We’re going to address both the benefits and the challenges in this discussion, and give church travel planners advice and tools to help them plan trips to the lands of the Bible that their members will never forget.”

The seminar is free to attend, and participants will get travel information from each of the sponsoring organizations. At the end of each seminar, one attendee will win a free tour to one of the Bible Land destinations, provided by a participating tour operator and Turkish Airlines, which offers flights from North America to cities throughout the entire region.

The seminar series is a unique partnership between Going On Faith and sponsoring organizations, including the Israel Ministry of Tourism, the Jordan Tourism Board North America, the Egypt Tourism Authority and Turkish Airlines.

“Bringing officials from these countries together on to one stage to talk about tourism is significant in its own right,” Jewell said. “In addition to educating church leaders on traveling to biblical destinations, the sponsoring partners and I all look forward to these events contributing to a spirit of cooperation and progress in the Middle East.”

The Going On Faith Bible Lands Travel Seminar will take place in Chicago at the DePaul Center on the Loop Campus of DePaul University on Tuesday, September 27. The Washington seminar will be held on Thursday, September 29, at the Washington National Cathedral. Travel planners and church leaders in the Chicago and D.C. areas can find more information and registration details at