• In January, I had the very good fortune to take part in a study tour of Israel designed for church leaders. Its focus was an exploration into the different political, religious and cultural perspectives of Israelis and Palestinians – into the seemingly intractable problems that confront what we call the Holy Land. The tour included […]

  • Lilian Hochhauser CBE, FRCM The AIA is delighted to congratulate Lilian Hochhauser on receiving a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. Lilian has been associated with the AIA for many years and has contributed to its development and growth particularly co-founding the AIA Colloquia now in their twentieth year. As well as being […]

  • Where cultures meet: Christmas in Jerusalem Shlomo Roiter-Jesner discovers true multiculturalism in a Christmas mass in Jerusalem Christmass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre brought out Jerusalem’s multiculturalism at its best for Shlomo Roiter-Jesner. by Shlomo Roiter-Jesner   Coming from a traditional Jewish family, I have never celebrated Christmas at home. While I have […]

  • JERUSALEM: WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT By Sonti Ramirez UCL graduate Sonti Ramirez reflects on her time in Jerusalem September 2015. She suggests that grassroots environmental enterprises are vital for creating civic co-operation and reconciling neighbourhoods fractured by geopolitical disputes. Since 1967 Jerusalem has witnessed dramatic changes to its demographic, political and economic structure. As […]

  • Studies in Israel by Abigail Newman Wyndham Deedes Scholar Last summer, I was privileged to receive the Wyndham Deedes Memorial Travel scholarship, which allowed me to undertake a research project for two months in the Levenberg Lab of Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa. During my degree in […]

  • By the Rev. Paul Jack I had been to Israel only once, in late March 2011, on a Church of Ireland Connor Diocesan Pilgrimage along with 81 other pilgrims. It was a very special, enriching, meaningful journey through the land of the Bible, in terms of my own journey of Christian faith and “faith seeking […]