The Tantur Ecumenical Institute serves as an "oasis" in the Holy Land for encountering sacred people, traditions, and places. We welcome groups and individuals from all walks of life including: clergy and members of religious orders who wish to spend time in the Holy Land; teachers, students, and conference attendees; university and church groups or organizations; individual guests and scholars seeking enrichment; and spiritual sojourners of all faiths.
To facilitate prayer, study, and contemplation for this diverse audience, we offer a variety of Continuing Education and Sabbatical programs, each of which includes a variety of lectures and excursions, designed to introduce participants to the Holy Land's geography, history, local people, complex religious life, and Biblical landscape.
Mission & History
With roots in a 1960s embrace of openness and dialogue instead of confessional exclusivity, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute seeks to live out its mission through hospitality, community, and encounter with our common roots.
The Tantur Experience
Our programs immerse participants in The Tantur Experience, combining class-based lectures and seminars with field trips, community encounter, and free time, all to allow for a rich spiritual and educational journey through the Holy Land.
Location & Facilities
The Tantur Campus sits atop a hill on the southern edge of Jerusalem, overlooking the Judean hills and the city of Bethlehem. With comfortable living quarters, serene grounds, and beautiful gardens that bloom nearly all year round, guests have ample space to pray, read, work, and socialize.
Trips & Excursions
Whether through guided tours or independent exploration, guests of Tantur have access to an abundance of sacred sites, historic ruins and buildings, and breathtaking scenery.
The faculty and administrative staff of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute are a dedicated group of individuals from different national, religious, and professional backgrounds.
Information on how to contact the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."