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Setting out

The Abraham Path Initiative started in 2006 with just a few intrepid souls.
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Walking through history

Founder William Ury believes that the best way to get to know a place and its people is to wear out some shoe leather.
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Full of surprises

The path takes seekers through several different countries, tracing Abraham's steps from Ur to Hebron.
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Hospitality

As Abraham was known for his hospitality, the Abraham Path Initiative tries to show how welcoming people in the Middle East really are.
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Visiting strangers

Trekkers on the Abraham Path make new friends and bring back stories of the people who live in this ancient land.
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Local economy

Walking through the countries of the Middle East shows visitors what residents' day-to-day life consists of.
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Bonding

Sharing a challenging experience helps participants bond with one another.
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Inside story

Meals are more than just food.
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The long and winding road

The Abraham Path comprises over 280 miles of trails, with more added each year.
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A stop along the way

The Abraham Path focuses on the diverse communities living in the Middle East. Many, especially if they are one of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity or Islam, venerate the Old Testament patriarch.
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Time for reflection

The Abraham Path Initiative says it promotes walking in the Middle East as a tool for deepening understanding, experiencing cultures, and fostering friendships across divides.