Walking in Abraham’s Footsteps

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The Abraham Path Initiative, conceptualized and studied for several years under the auspices of the Global Negotiation Project at Harvard University, doesn’t intend to ignore or overcome the political realities of the Middle East. Rather, it seeks to increase contact between average people, on a point of reference to which followers of all three major monotheistic religions can relate.

“We’re not creating this path. This path already exits. In some ways, we’re just dusting off the path so you can see the footsteps,” says Harvard’s William Ury, a world-renowned expert on conflict negotiation and a co-author of the bestseller, “Getting to Yes.” The concept of the project dawned on Professor Ury after decades of working to bring warring sides together, from the Middle East to Northern Ireland.

Read the complete article at the Utne Reader.

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