The Abraham Path is a long-distance walking trail across the Middle East. The path retraces the cultural memory of the journey of Abraham and his family and celebrates its story of hospitality and kindness to strangers. The Abraham Path Initiative is an international organization cultivating the development of the path along with local and international partner organizations. The initiative is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.
The mission of the Abraham Path Initiative is to support local partners in developing the Abraham Path as:
- a catalyst for socioeconomic development and sustainable tourism.
- a place of meeting and connection between people from the Middle East and people around the world.
- a creative space for stories that highlight the unique culture, heritage and hospitality of the region.
So far, segments of the Abraham Path are open in Turkey, Jordan, Palestine and Israel, which can be walked with a guide or independently in some sections. For more information including topographical maps of walking stages, see www.abrahampath.org.
More information: See a TED video by William Ury about the trail: http://www.ted.com/talks/william_ury.html