Tour Highlights

BARC Ethiopia Conference

Why should you attend this conference?

  • To personally experience a place where a wealth of Biblical and cultural history originated.
  • The positive role of African people in world history and culture has been hidden and ignored for hundreds of years; the conference will provide an opportunity to open new doors of knowledge and explore new areas of scholarship.
  • Each Conference Participant will experience a high impact exegesis of the book of Enoch which describes what many believe to be the moving of the Ark of the Covenant from Israel to Ethiopia.
  • Each Conference Participant will be exposed to facts, literature, knowledge and answers to many questions regarding mysteries of our shared past.
  • To explore the early origins of the Nile Valley civilization.
  • Each Conference Participant will leave Africa with an enhanced knowledge of our common heritage of history and culture.

Itinerary

Extensions

Wednesday, November 4 – WASHINGTON, DC

Depart from Washington D.C., Dulles International Airport on board Ethiopian Airlines. We enjoy lunch and dinner on board.

Thursday, November 5 – ADDIS ABABA

We Arrive in Addis Ababa in the morning and be met by our representative. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Addis Ababa with a stop at St. George's Cathedral and Museum and at a Liturgical garment shop. The Ethiopian population is about 85 million: 50% Orthodox Christians, 20% Protestants and Catholics, 30% Muslims and Others. Because of its indigenous character and legacy of the Abyssinian Empire, Ethiopia and its capital have long been a source of pride for the Pan-African movement. The city is home to 3.5 million people, the secretariat of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as well as many UN organizations and NGOs. The city has several parks and museums, with a mix of older buildings such as the railroad station and many contemporary buildings surrounded by mountains. Evening: Welcome reception and a light dinner.

Friday, November 6 – ADDIS/LALIBELA

This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Lalibella, described as the eighth wonder of the world and considered one of the holiest cities in Ethiopia, for two days of touring and meeting locals. Enjoy greetings by a local dignitary and a light dinner. Dinner and overnight in Addis. (B, D)

Saturday, November 7 – LALIBELA

Lalibela is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. We start our exploration with the twelve majestic rock-hewn churches, beginning with the breathtaking Bette Giorgis church, carved in the shape of a cross and set apart from the other church groupings. Included among the other churches there are Bete Medhane Alem, Bete Mariam, Bete Maskal, Bete Danaghel, Bete Golgotha and Bete Mikael. Dinner and overnight in Lalibela. (B, D)

Sunday, November 8 – LALIBELA/AXUM

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Axum. Axum is the primary historical site in the North of Ethiopia. The city tour of Axum includes the Stele Park, St. Mary's Church, the Sanctuary Chapel ( which is the repository of the Ark of the Covenant), the Coronation Yard, Queen of Sheba's palace ruins, Axum Museum to view its impressive array of regional crafts - some dating back more than 2,000 years - and the quarry where the steles used to be made. Explore the Archeological Museum with its impressive array of regional artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years. This ancient city was once the center of the Axumite Kingdom with its zenith in the centuries just after the birth of Jesus Christ. Christianity traces its roots in this location to early in the 4th century. Today we will attend a service with our local brothers and sisters. (B, D)

Monday, November 9 – a.m.

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight to Addis. Upon arrival we will transfer to the hotel to check in, rest, have lunch and prepare for the afternoon session. OPENING OF CONFERENCE, INTRODUCTION OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (TONY BROWDER) AND SESSIONS

P.M. Sessions
  • 1. African Biblical Roots of the Old Testament
  • 2. African Biblical Roots of the New Testament
  • 3. Ethiopia in the Old and New Testament, History and Prophecy
  • After the conference dinner will be served at the hotel.

    Tuesday, November 10 – a.m.

    After breakfast the entire day will be dedicated to the conference. Breaks will take place appropriately. After the conference dinner will be served at the hotel.

    A.M. Session
  • 1. Basic Scriptural Focus on the Hametic Ancestries
  • 2. Ancient Wisdom of the Oneness Lifeforce
  • 3. The Rise and Work of a Cultural Evangelist
  • 4. When we were Goddesses – Roles of Women in Religion
  • Lunch on your own

    P.M. Sessions
  • 5. Geological Influences on the Racial Appearance of Bible Groups & Individuals
  • 6. The Blue and the White Nile Influences on Ethiopia, Kush and Egypt
  • 7. An Introduction to Ethiopian Languages and culture
  • Wednesday, November 11 – a.m.

    Breakfast Field Trip. Our first stop will be at the Ethnographic Museum within the Addis Ababa University. After the museum, visit the campus, and the classrooms, then meet with some of the faculty. Visit the Mercato for an Ethiopian experience. Visit Mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis Ababa, then continue to the National Museum to view some of the most exciting African art and historical artifacts. Lunch on your own. Conference sessions will resume after lunch.

    P.M. Sessions
  • 1. The Impact of Biblical African Roots on the Church today
  • 2. Ethiopianism and Pam Africanism – Common Roots
  • 3. Panel discussion and Q&A's
  • Closing ceremony includes a light dinner before transfer to the airport for flight home. Those taking any of the extensions will overnight in Addis Ababa

    Thursday, November 12 - ADDIS ABABA/HOME

    We arrive in the USA in the morning in time to make our homebound connections. Ethiopia will be with us forever.

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    BARC Ethiopia Conference 
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    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


    Entry Requirements:
    US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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