The Abraham Path Initiative

Event Date: Wednesday December 6, 2006
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Location: Pound Hall, 2nd Floor, John Chipman Gray Room, Harvard Law School

Please join Global Negotiation Project Director William Ury for a talk about the first Abraham Path Initiative Harvard Study Tour.

The aim of the Abraham Path Initiative is to inspire and assist the opening of a route for tourism and walking that retraces the footsteps of the Prophet Abraham. During the first two weeks of November, GNP Director William Ury, PON Managing Director Susan Hackley, and 20 others traveled to the Middle East for an inaugural journey.

The Abraham Path will link sites of historic and religious significance through the heart of the Middle East, from Urfa and Harran in Turkey, where Abraham first heard the call to “go forth,” to Abraham’s tomb in Hebron/Al Khalil. Along this itinerary of outstanding natural beauty and cultural interest, travelers will visit some of the most revered sites in the world — including the Holy Places in Jerusalem, the Ummayad Mosque in Damascus, and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Path will eventually extend to encompass Abraham’s travels to and from Egypt, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

The Path will offer an experience of the spirit of Abraham — a journey through his legacy of faith, hospitality and respect.

Harvard University’s Global Negotiation Project is serving as an initial sponsor and auspice for the project. Host committees have formed or are forming in the various countries along the route.

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