Since 2005 events have been held in many U.S. locations featuring Palestinian, Israeli, and other international speakers who advocate for peace in the Holy Land.
Leading interfaith journeys to the Holy Land to observe the violation of human rights in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land as well as witness the work of non-violent peacemakers in the region.
We actively engage our volunteers and former travelers in advocay efforts to effect legislative change and investment strategies.
The Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOLEF) strives to provide cross-cultural and transnational travel experiences, interfaith conferences and educational opportunities, helping participants to become more enlightened and engaged in making this a more just and peaceful world in which to live.
Tree of Life Educational Fund and its partners are working together to encourage Congressional support for H.R. 4391 – Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. This bill was introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCullom, (D-Minn-4) and now has 30 congressional cosponsors.
This journey will have a special focus on the role of women, past and present, in their struggle to give birth to a New Creation. The Land of Canaan is a place replete with the sacred stories of women who by their love, courage, resilience and determination endeavor to make their communities a place where all God’s children could learn to live together in peace.
People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. – Dorothy Day
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“The Palestine problem is not just a problem for the 13 million Palestinian natives (2/3rd refugees or displaced people) but it is a global issue demanding a global solution like happened in South Africa. That is why we really appreciate the amazing work done by TOL to shed light on this issue and get action towards justice and human rights. From Palestine we salute and welcome you. ”
“TOL is an amazing story. It’s the only place that puts together Christians, Jews and Muslims. At the same time they can join together the story of the Indigenous Bedouins of the Negev and the native Americans all together in the great country of the USA… If TOL didn’t exist someone had to invent it. It’s necessary. It’s genius. I love the idea and concept”
“We can be a gate in a place that has known so many walls. We will be a voice for those who think that no one listens and no one cares. We will do all that we can to restore justice and decency and integrity to our human institutions. We will live and work and dream for that day when the streets of Jerusalem shall be filled with boys and girls, Jews and Christians and Muslims playing in the street, no longer divided, no longer afraid.”