Cultural Heritage Preservation & Celebration Webinar
June 27, 2023
1pm ET / 10am PT
Preserving the cultural heritage of today’s Southwest Asia is essential to the Abraham Path mission, and in 2023 we are focusing on peoples and cultures of the Nineveh Governorate of Northern Iraq. Partners in the region are researching and documenting practices unique to specific communities.
In our second episode of 2023, we'll learn more about the communities and their cultural heritage practices, how these practices are imperiled, and what we can do to help.
Books from the Path Webinar
March 23, 2023
12pm ET / 9am PT
In 2023's premiere episode of Meet Us on the Abraham Path, Anisa Mehdi listens to three writers with decades of experience living in and reporting on "the Middle East." Authors Matthew Teller, Stephanie Saldaña, and Leon McCarron share the core of their work with anecdotes and photos, describing what drives them to tell the stories of people and places of Southwest Asia.
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 Ezidi 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 Ezidi 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