Welcome to Tent of Nations – an Educational and Environmental Farm
A Christmas message: “What is the message of Christmas for me this year? I opened the Bible and read the verse from John 14: 27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Read more…
At Tent of Nations, our mission is building bridges between people, and between people to the land. At Tent of Nations, we bring people of various cultures together to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace.
As part of this mission, we sponsor educational projects at Daher’s Vineyard, our organic farm, located in the hills southwest of Bethlehem, Palestine. Our farm is a center where people from many different countries come together to build bridges of trust and hope.
The long-term goal of The Tent of Nations is to prepare youth to make positive contributions to their future and society through the values of understanding, tolerance, and respectful coexistence. These goals are achieved through education-awareness campaigns, youth empowerment, and work camps. The Tent of Nations is located on a piece of land south west of Bethlehem 10 km away from the city near the village of Nahalin.
This land is under threat of confiscation by the Israeli military, therefore we set projects which aim to demonstrate solidarity with the local people and to keep the land productive, keeping the Tent of Nations projects alive.
Bethlehem has a centuries-old spiritual, cultural and economic link with Jerusalem, located only a few kilometers away. It is highly dependent on religious pilgrims and tourism for its economic survival. However, the Israeli policy of constructing settlements and the Wall around Bethlehem has turned the city from a social and lively spirit to an isolated town from Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank. Palestinians are forbidden to move between the two cities, and the service industry in the West Bank has been roughly destroyed, most locals who depend on welcoming visitors are struggling to earn their daily living and their basic needs.
Our work camps give you the opportunity to experience life on a farm in Palestine, meet people from all over the world and give us a helping hand. We we be holding the following work camps throughout 2015 – we look forward to seeing you there!
2nd - 12th March: Tree Planting
15th – 25th June: Cave Renovation and Fruit Harvest
20th – 31st July: Children’s Summer Camp
3rd – 13th August: Almond Harvest
24th Aug – 3rd Sept: Grape and Fig Harvest
19th – 29th Oct: Olive Harvest
TON is proud to work with people of all faiths and backgrounds. We welcome volunteers for:
- Helping in the Kitchen, Cafeteria and Gift Shop
- Office Work
- Gardening & Landscaping
- Looking after the animals
We’ve got several volunteer opportunities available and will do our best to find the opportunity that best suits you. For more information look on our Volunteer Page. If you’re talented in a specific area, we welcome your inquiry about sharing your talent with us!
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