For years the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has been at the center of the world's attention. As believers living in the land on both sides of this conflict, we are challenged to respond to this complex political situation. We are called to love our enemies and to strengthen and uphold the unity of the body of Messiah as a witness of the transforming power of the gospel.
BridgeBuilders is a peace and reconciliation project for young Israeli Messianic Jews, Christian Arabs/Palestinians, and Christian Norwegians, aged 19-25. The BridgeBuilders conference consists of two parts. The first part is set in Norway among fjords and mountains, and the second part takes place in the Jordanian desert. The conferences, which are filled with outdoor activities, have a strong focus on Christian fellowship, cultural encounters, and biblically-based teaching designed to encourage reflection and dialogue about faith, identity, fear, prejudice, and conflict resolution.
For this particular project, the Caspari Center partners with six other organizations: the Norwegian Church Ministry to Israel (NCMI), the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway (ELFCN), Musalaha, the Palestinian Bible Society (PBS), and the Bible School of Grimstad (BiG).