An Oasis for Encountering Sacred People, Places, and Traditions.

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Located in Jerusalem on a hill near Bethlehem, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute is an “oasis” where one can come to be refreshed in heart, mind, and spirit. It is also a place where one can "encounter"* the rich sacredness of others, their faith traditions and holy sites, while experiencing a personal renewal. At Tantur, we welcome into the Holy Land visitors from all over the world who come to study, pray, explore, and live in community. As a place of hospitality, we host groups and individuals from all walks of life who seek enrichment, knowledge, and “encounter” with this complex land we call “Holy.” 

*“Encounter”: an opening of the heart to experience the “other” and be “changed” by/through this mutual experience.

About the Institute

Explore Our Programs

Tantur offers a variety of Continuing Education Programs for those seeking to deepen their understanding of their faith and the Holy Land. Through lectures and excursions, our programs introduce participants to the region’s geography, history, complex religious life, and local people.

"Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

–Matthew 28:10

Let Tantur Host Your Holy Land Experience

If you are organizing a program, pilgrimage, retreat or conference for your own church or college group, Tantur can be your home in the Holy Land. Groups are welcome to make use of Tantur’s excellent facilities and beautiful surroundings, and our staff is available to help develop group programs upon request.

Conferences & Pilgrimages

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Experience the Peace of Tantur

Tantur can serve as a home in the Holy Land for those seeking the peace, tranquility, and community that will allow them time and space for personal contemplation, prayer, study, and research. Our beautiful location and serene grounds provide an ideal haven for sabbaticals, personal retreats, and research residencies.

Sabbaticals Prayer Research

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