HCEF Headquarters
Bethesda, Maryland, USA


18th International Conference and Awards Banquet


We need volunteers and interns to help for our 18th International Conference and Awards Banquet entitled, “Forging a New Bond of Solidarity for Equality, Prosperity, and Peace.”

The conference will gather all stakeholders of religious tourism to the Holy Land (pilgrimage organizers, travel agencies, international organizations, and the local churches) to discuss how to better promote religious tourism to Palestine for the well-being and continuation of the local community as well as the good of participating tourists.  The event seeks to address the main challenges the tourism industry in Palestine faces, widespread negative perceptions of Palestine in the media, and a lack of effective marketing. The conference is being held with the participation of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The 2 day conference is set to take place this October 14-15, 2016 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington DC. Interested individuals should contact Abigail Galván at agalvan@hcef.org.


HCEF Regional Offices
Bethlehem, Palestine


Bethlehem Museum


The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) seeks dynamic and curious individuals with experience in museum studies to volunteer or intern at our Bethlehem Museum.

Opportunities are available at both our Bethesda, Maryland and Bethlehem, Palestine locations. To explore our many volunteer opportunities and discover the correct volunteer program for you please contact Abigail Galván at agalvan@hcef.org.