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Calum MacSween reports on a pilgrimage with a difference to the Holy Land.
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A GROUP of 28 Church of Scotland clergy, elders and members led by the Very Rev Dr Andrew McLellan spent 10 days visiting Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories at the beginning of May 2017. Organised by the World Mission Council, the group visited many of the holy sites and met with several organisations supported by the Church of Scotland.

From the USA and from the Scottish Highlands, the Borders and all points in between we rendezvoused at Edinburgh Airport. Largely unknown to each other prior to our pre-trip meeting, we were to bond into a group who journeyed together, ate together, read together, prayed together, sang together, learned together and – frequently – laughed together.

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