Holy Land Hospitality

Event Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Holy Land Hospitality: A Pathway to Peace

Join us at the Mary Ward Centre on Monday, June 3rd to hear Dafer Kassis talk about the Alternative Tourism Group. Kassis is the Advocacy Officer of the Alternative Tourism Group-Study Center (ATG) in Beit Sahour, the West Bank, and Palestine.

The Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) is a Palestinian NGO specializing in tours and pilgrimages that include critical examinations of the history, culture, and politics of the Holy Land. Established in 1995, ATG operates according to the tenets of “justice tourism”, that is, tourism that holds as its central goals the creation of economic opportunities for the local community, positive cultural exchange between host and guest through one-on-one interaction, the protection of the environment and political/historical education. ATG works to encourage all tourism operators to abandon exploitative mass tourism and to adopt practices that positively affect the host population. Through these methods, ATG seeks to promote a positive image of Palestine and its people and to contribute towards establishing rightful peace in the area. Since its establishment, ATG has provided its services to thousands of people from all over the world.

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Mary Ward Centre
70 St Mary St, Toronto, ON
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.