In 2006, a group of 25 people embarked on a trip from Urfa to Hebron, following Abraham’s famous journey. Thirteen years later, nearly 80,000 travelers have walked this network of trails and they’ve told tens of thousands of stories about the people of this region, their families, traditions, art, architecture, languages, recipes, and agriculture. Visitors foster friendships, boost economic development and enrich an understanding of the region and its peoples.

Promotes walking in the Middle East as a tool for deepening understanding, experiencing cultures, and fostering friendships across challenging divides.

Emphasizes the hospitality that people of this region show to strangers in honor of Abraham, the spiritual ancestor of over half of humanity.

Stimulates improvement and extension of local and national walking trails to encourage economic development.