|The aim of the following
photo essay is threefold: (1) To offer a pictoral glimpse of the land where
God chose to reveal himself in a very special way to his people; (2) to
encourage all to pray for true peace and reconciliation among all Christians,
Jews, and Muslims; and (3) to encourage all who have the means to
go on pilgrimage to this beautiful and Holy Land.
of Contents for easy navigation throughout the site.
The editor and photographer
is Don Schwager, a member of The
Servants of the Word and coordinator for Detroit
Community Outreach, who spent three months (February through April,
2001) in Jerusalem and the Holy Land on a sabbatical. He lived with
Fr. Guido Gockel, Director for the Pontifical
Mission for Palestine. He had opportunity to visit with Israeli
and Palestinian families and to pray with Christians, Jews, and Muslims
for peace and reconciliation.