Abraham Path Events
Books from the Path Webinar
March 23, 2023
12pm ET / 9am PT (6 pm Jerusalem)
Join authors inspired by the cultures and peoples of Southwest Asia for API's first webinar of 2023! Authors Matthew Teller, Stephanie Saldaña, and Leon McCarron will chat about their travels, recent and upcoming releases, and the opportunities - as well as the challenges - of researching and writing about the complex region we call "the Middle East".
March 6-7, 2023
API Executive Director Anisa Mehdi attended the first ALIPH Forum, March 6-7, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where she presented Abraham Path’s cultural heritage preservation and celebration projects underway in Nineveh, Iraq. This is one of the few projects that ALIPH has funded dealing with intangible cultural heritage. Dr. Laith Majid Hussein, Director of Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, moderated a discussion (majlis) with a distinguished panel including:
* Mr. Kaifi Mustafa Ali, Director of Antiquities & Heritage of Iraqi Kurdistan
* Dr. Mehiyar Kathem, Senior Advisor, Liwan (Iraqi NGO)
* Ms. Anisa Mehdi, Executive Director, Abraham Path Initiative
* Ms. Alessandra Peruzzetto, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, World Monuments Fund
* Dr. Ariane Thomas, Director of Oriential Antiquities Department, Musée du Louvre (Mosul Museum project, Iraq)
* Mr. Baptiste Violi, Coordinator for program development, La Guilde européenne du Raid
Sr. Makrina Finlay Presentation
November 5-6, 2022
Special guest Dr. Makrina Finlay, a Benedictine nun leading the Yazidi church asylum program at her monastery, regaled attendees with stories from her trips to Shingal Province in Northern Iraq, where she works with API to preserve an important piece of Yazidi cultural heritage.
Matthew Teller Book Launch
November 3, 2022
Special Guest Matthew Teller spoke about reporting on API for global media and introduced his new book, Nine Quarters of Jerusalem.
2021 LiveOnLine Tour of Bethlehem
December 22, 2021
Palestinian guide, Hazem Bannoura, and camerawoman, Noor Hodaly, take viewers on an insider's walk through the storied streets of this small city. Due to the pandemic, we are among the only international visitors in town.
2020 LiveOnLine Tour of Bethlehem
December 19-20, 2020
Palestinian guide, Hazem Bannoura, and camerawoman, Noor Hodaly, take viewers on an insider's walk through the storied streets of the city of Bethlehem. Due to the pandemic, we are among the only international visitors in town.
2020 Bethlehem Tree Lighting
December 5, 2020
API Live Online Christmas Tree Lighting from Bethlehem