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…
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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.
Attending a work camp in Palestine gives you the opportunity to experience the contradictions of history, culture and politics. Despite the difficult political situation in Palestine through the last years, volunteers continue to come and attend international work camps and show solidarity with the people in this region. It is a great privilege to offer the chance for young people to come, live and work in Palestine and take this time to learn more about other’s culture and situation in one of the most interesting areas in the world. You are welcome to participate in our work camps and we assure you that your time in Palestine will be rewarding and enlightening. I hope the year 2013 will bring more justice to the world.
Daoud Nassar Director
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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