PON hosts “world premiere” of Abraham Path Initiative Films

Event Date: Thursday January 1, 1970

The PON Film Series has shown nearly 50 films over the past several years at events that are open to students and the public. On December 8, the PON Film Series had a “world premiere” of several short films about the Abraham Path Initiative, a hiking trail being developed in the Middle East to encourage cultural tourism and to bring people together in “more walk, less talk”. William Ury, Chair of the Abraham Path Initiative and Senior Fellow with the Harvard Negotiation Project, envisions the trail, which follows the footsteps of Abraham/Ibrahim through the Middle East, as a way to “change the narrative about the Middle East from terrorism to tourism.” He noted in the discussion following the films that “the opposite of war could be hospitality” and that the Abraham Path provides a powerful narrative that people of all cultures can relate to.

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