A Trip to Morocco: Exploring its Christian, Jewish and Islamic Heritage

February 28, 2019

A Trip to Morocco: Exploring its Christian, Jewish and Islamic Heritage
 
Rev. Herb Taylor, pastor at Harvard-Epworth UMC in Cambridge, MA, is leading a trip to Morocco with the Society for Biblical Studies from October 20-29, 2019.  Please consider joining him and others from Harvard-Epworth on this amazing trip.  
 
Morocco is not only an enchanting adventure into mountains, deserts and medieval cities, its blend of ancient and modern cultures (Berber, Arab and French) is endlessly fascinating. We will encounter Islamic architecture, enjoy French and Moroccan cuisine and explore the many points of contact between the Abrahamic faiths. Historically, Morocco has nurtured diverse religious cultures, including Islam, Christianity and Judaism.  
 
This program will acquaint travelers with Morocco's rich and diverse cultures and peoples. We will visit some of Morocco's most impressive cultural sites acquainting participants with Jewish heritage in Morocco, Medieval Islamic art and architecture. In Casablanca, we will visit the mosque of King Hassan II and the Museum of Judaism, the only Jewish Museum in an Arab country, while making new friends with Moroccan Christians. We will explore Marrakech, venturing from our Riad and out into the vibrant Jemaa al Fanaa, full of snake charmers, peddlers, and performers. We will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the most important landmarks in Marrakech. We will drive to the Middle Atlas Mountains and elevations above 8,000 ft. The High Atlas Mountains, reaching to 12,000 feet and higher, are the backdrop for our drive. To find out more, go to  http://www.sbsedu.org/L3_events_Harvard-EpworthMorocco20.10.19.html and email pastor Taylor at pastor.herb@he-umc.org with questions or if you are interested.