Abraham Path


Abraham Path Featured on ZDF Heute – Germany

The Abraham Path is featured on ZDF Heute in Germany...

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Evento De Corrida Em São Paulo Divulga A Paz Entre Os Povos

ONG idealizada por professor de Harvard organiza peregrinação no Oriente Médio; Brasil é exemplo de convivência entre cristãos, judeus e muçulmanos Em um vídeo que já tem mais de um milhão de visualizações no site TED.com, conhecido por transmitir palestras inspiradoras na internet, o professor de negociação da universidade Harvard, William Ury, explica como caminhadas podem ser importantes durante conversas difíceis. Em vez de sentar à mesa para negociar, Ury sugere andar ao ar livre. Foi a partir dessa ideia que ele iniciou um projeto que pretende ...

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Abraham Path – Let’s Go For A Walk

Abraham path was the idea of William Ury and his Harvard colleagues. The idea was to follow in the footsteps of Abraham which is the origin story of the Middle East...

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Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations. 1. Descending Wadi Dana On the King's Highway towards Dana village there are still patches of snow, remnants of a storm two weeks ago that closed off parts of mountainous Jordan from the rest of the country. But spring has commenced. From breakfast at the Dana Lodge, we descend 900m, seven hours and four ecosystems into Wadi Dana. This is ...

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THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL ‘HOT LIST’: the 10 most exciting adventure travel destinations for 2015

2015 will see the completion of Palestine’s section of the Abraham Path, the regional hiking trail set to cross through Turkey...

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The World Bank Features the Abraham Path

Abraham Path: Can Tourism Alleviate Poverty and Boost Shared Prosperity? STORY HIGHLIGHTS - A walking path that follows the historic route of Abraham, a central figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam offers both a more meaningful type of tourism and an innovative approach to development - More than 4,000 people have hiked the trail since 2008, which allows walkers to visit areas outside the cultural mainstream and engage more closely with local populations, all the while creating business opportunities for marginalized communities; especially women and young ...

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The World Bank interviews William

William spoke to the World Bank in DC in mid-May 2014 on the path's vision, philosophy and history and on the World Bank project itself. It was a superb talk, eliciting a very positive response by the senior leadership at the bank. William was also interviewed by World Bank staff – read the interview below: Geography Trumps History: an Interview with William Ury, Founder of the Abraham Path Initiative William Ury is the co-author with Roger Fisher of Getting to Yes, a ten-million-copy bestseller on negotiation, which has been translated into over thirty-f...

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Across the West Bank on Foot

There are few places in the world where a good walk can be as stimulating to body and soul as the Palestinian West Bank. That may be a surprise to many, but six years after I took up hiking its valleys and hillsides, these high rewards remain. Here, perhaps like nowhere else, a physical escape up into the hills is also a mental climb down the ladders of prejudice -- about what this part of the world is and what it can be. We wake up in the pretty town of Sebastia and walk towards the village of Arabe on a new section of the Masar Ibrahim, as the Abraham Path is ...

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Cover story: 10 of the best new walking trails

In the Middle East there are a lot of big things to think about. It’s one of the reasons the Abraham Path — a long-distance hiking trail...

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An Ancient Path of Kindness

After night has fallen, the sacred fish ponds of Sanlıurfa are smooth black mirrors reflecting the backlit Ottoman arches of Rızvaniye Mosque. The effect is only distorted by the occasional ripple trembling across the surface as one of the fat, silky carps that inhabit the pond patrol the depths below. During the day, these pampered pets of the city gorge themselves on offerings from visiting pilgrims. Their wide, ugly mouths rise to the edge of the pool, in a wrestling match of belly- flopping bodies, as an all-you-can-eat buffet of fish pellets rains ...

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