Prayer & Community

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute seeks to provide an “oasis” where participants in our programs can encounter the sacredness of peoples, traditions, and places. We seek to provide a community that assists in the search for Christian companionship on the path of unity and inter-church harmony, and amongst participants of various Christian denominations. We seek to develop an ecumenical spirit within our community through a broader and deeper understanding and appreciation of each other’s faith and traditions, prayer styles, liturgies, and devotional practices, as well as ethics and social witness.

Prayer, both private and communal, is woven into the fabric of our personal renewal programs at Tantur. Prayer offers a rhythm to our course of daily studies, excursions, and activities as well as reinforcing the core purpose of program participation. 

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    Community Life at Tantur

    Tantur's definition of ecumenism leads us to foster a vision of community rooted in hospitality to the other, without defining who the other is, be they priest or pastor, brother or sister, religious or atheist, local or international.

    Community Life at Tantur

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    Prayer at Tantur

    At Tantur, we provide for the spiritual needs of our program participants, scholars and guests in our Chapel, and through daily ecumenical prayer, excursions, and spiritual retreats.

    Prayer at Tantur

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    Sabbaticals

    At Tantur, we are happy to provide a home for those wishing to undertake self-directed sabbatical time in the Holy Land.

    Sabbaticals

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    Tuesdays at Tantur - Lecture Series

    Tuesdays at Tantur brings together a diverse community to hear from guest hosts and discuss topics from theology and history, to civil conflict and peacemaking.

    Tuesdays at Tantur - Lecture Series

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    Tantur Alumni

    Stay in touch with Tantur and share any news that might be of interest to our large, international community.

    Tantur Alumni

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!

–Psalm 13