Kids4Peace youth and their families explored three important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. The group met at Jaffa Gate and meandered through the labyrinth of streets leading to the Kotel.
At the Western Wall, a Jewish youth gave a short presentation on the importance of the Wall in his religion and spiritual practices. Then, his mother led the group in a traditional Jewish song.
Then, the group traveled to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where a Christian participant showed us some important parts of the church, including the location of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.
After the Holy Sepulcher, the group took a short walk to visit the Mosque of Omar. A Muslim participant and his father described the importance of the mosque in Muslim prayer and community life. We were lucky to get a tour of the mosque after the explanation.
The tour concluded with some youth reflections over fresh fruit and savory pastries.