API continues COVID relief efforts with colleagues in Southwest Asia while tourism is suspended.  image

API continues COVID relief efforts with colleagues in Southwest Asia while tourism is suspended.

Connecting with paths and people in spite of circumstances

$42,048 raised

$40,000 goal

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"What might make the world a better place?" someone asked Joseph Campbell. He said, "Tourism. Go out and meet someone new. If enough people did that, we might see the beginning of the end of the demonization of other peoples around the world.”

Travel is not an option for most of us these days. And people that earn a living from tourism along the Abraham Path are facing dire financial consequences. API is assisting our colleagues in the Southwest Asia to stay stable and be ready to open their doors for your return when travel bans are lifted.

You meet our colleagues on Abraham Path Initiative webinars and in our "postcards" from the path. API executive director Anisa Mehdi, hosts "Meet Us on the Abraham Path." Rha Goddess of Move the Crowd reflects on belonging during her walk on the Abraham Path in the video below.

This is a final campaign call:

  • Bring guides and homestay hosts in Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, and Turkey to global audiences
  • Build awareness about people and cultures in "the Middle East"
  • Build our website into:
    • A cybersouk
    • A virtual world
    • The go-to space for maps and photos, stories and videos of the homeland of hospitality
    COVID won't stop us. Keep hope alive. Wear your mask. Be well.