Opening Event – SUNDAY April 21ST 2013



HourLocationActivityTopicParticipants
18:00Mamilla Esplanade – opposite the Walls of the Old City of JerusalemLAUNCH OF THE COOL GLOBES EXHIBITIONCool Globes and Exhibition details
19:05 - 22:15YMCA Lobby and AuditoriumOpening GalaYMCA - Light Reception

Short Addresses

Gala Concert in the presence of the
Hon. Mayor Nir Barkat and
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador, Naomi Tsur

Opening Gala event: Reach Out and Outreach
Opening Gala: Program

    APRIL 22, 2013 – EQUITY AND FREEDOM OF WORSHIP IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN


















































    HourLocationActivityTopicParticipants
    09:00 - 09:30YMCA Front PatioArrival & Registration
    09:30 - 11:00YMCA AuditoriumOpening Plenary SessionMaster of CeremoniesFiona Kanter, Symposium Producer, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
    Welcome AddressNaomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
    Greetings by the Symposium HostForsan Hussein, Chief Executive Officer The Jerusalem International YMCA
    Interfaith Dialogue in a Global ArenaRabbi David Rosen, CBE KSG International Director of Interreligious Affairs, AJC
    The Right to Freedom of Mobility & Accessibility in the Public DomainDr. Sandra Manley, Associate Head of Department of Planning & Architecture and Urban Design, University of West England, Bristol
    Ethics of a Pilgrim - Based EconomyDr. Laurence Brahm, Founder, Himalayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
    The Return of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem to the Holy LandCount Philippe Piccapietra, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
    11:00 - 11:30YMCA Lobby & PatioLight Refreshments
    11:30 - 13:00YMCAParallel Round Table SessionsTrans-Boundary Pilgrim Routes & Destinations
    Table One
    From Mary’s Spring to the Holy City
    Facilitator: Dr. Yoel Siegel, Coordinator URBIS Jerusalem Region
    Speakers:
    Pnina Ein Mor, Nofar Tager and Yael Dalenga - "Ein Kerem Legend"
    Representatives of Ein Kerem Sacred Christian Sites
    Noa Weiss, The Bustan Community Garden, Ein Kerem
    Table Two
    Approaching Pilgrimage Creatively and Cooperatively
    Facilitator: Avner Haramati, Chair, Jerusalem Intercultural Center, Organizational Psychologist, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
    Three Faiths - One Vision for PeaceSpeakers:
    Rabbi Amy Levin,
    Reverend Dr. Donald Anderson
    Imam Farid Ansari
    "Collaborating Clergy - Rhode Island Voices of Faith"
    "On the Road to Wandering":
    A project of collaboration between Paris and Jerusalem"
    Arch. Nilly Harag, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
    Prof. Pierre David, Ecole National Superieure d'Architecture de Paris Malaquais
    Table Three:
    "Positive Footprints:"
    Facilitator: Hana Bendcowsky, Program Director, Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR)
    The Olive Tree Route in IsarelSpeakers:
    Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan former Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Founder of the Olive Tree Route in Israel
    The Gospel TrailUri Sharon, Senior Advisor to the Director-General, Israel Ministry of Tourism: The Gospel Trail
    Swiss Jesuits' Pilgrimage to JerusalemRev. Dr. Christian M. Rutishauser SJ, Provincial of the Swiss Jesuits
    One Man, 6 months, 7 Million Steps and 4500 km for Peace – From Sweden to JerusalemJörgen Nilsson, Brother of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
    Table Four:
    Pilgrimage as a Catalyst for Interfaith Dialogue
    Facilitator: Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Director, The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem
    Speakers:
    Professor Cyril Aslanov, Friends of André Chouraqui
    Paula Kasparian, President, Les Artisans de Paix, Paris Elisa Moed, Travelujah
    Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Executive Director, Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development
    Dr. Kusum Vyas, Founder of the Green Kumbh Movement and GYAN initiatives of Living Planet Foundation Representatives of Additional Faith Communities
    H.E. Patriarchal Vicar Bishop William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
    Table Five:
    Pilgrim Cities in a Peer Dialogue

     
    YMCA Auditorium
    Facilitator: Alison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
    Speakers:
    Etchmiadzin, ArmeniaKaren Nazaryan, , Executive Director, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Republic of Armenia
    Santiago de Compostela, SpainDame Jeannine Warcollier, President of the Pilgrims’ Association
    Deputy Mayor Reyes Leis, Santiago de Compostela
    Matale, Sri LankaDeputy Mayor Mr Mohan Weerakoon, Matale, Sri Lanka
    Jerusalem, IsraelArch. Osnat Post, Director, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
    Lasa, TibetDr. Laurence Brahm, The Himilayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
    Our Lady of Guadalope, Mexico CityDr. José Bernal Stoopen, Director-General of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife, Mexico City
    Table Six:
    Pilgrim Sites
    Facilitator: Pazit Schweid, Director of Urban Community Centers, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
    The Garden Tomb Association, JerusalemRichard Meryon, Director of The Garden Tomb Association, Jerusalem
    Gesher: An Accessible Historic Site on the Jordan RiverNirit Bagron, Director of The Gesher Center
    Tiferet Yisrael: Renewal of a Heritage Synagogue Destroyed by WarArch. Carlos Prouss, The Jewish Quarter Development Company
    Rabbi Itzchak Stern, Adv.
    Armenian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Past and PresentRev. Father Goossan Aljanian, the Director of Liturgical Chanting at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem & Mr. George Hintilian, Historian of the Armenian Patriarchate
    13:00 - 14:00YMCA Lobby & PatioLunch & Musical EntertainmentMeytal Rachmin & Band
    Derrik Jordan & Jamie Collins
    14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Round Table SessionsTable One:
    Sustainable & Accessible Muslim Pilgrimage: A Holistic Approach
     
    YMCA Auditorium
    Facilitators: Emran Abu Sneineh, CEO & Wajdi Nammari, Managing Director, Holy Jerusalem Tours & Travel, Jerusalem
    Speakers:
    Muslim Travel, Tourism & Airline representatives from The Holy Land
    Mohammad Nakhal, Senior Consultant to Green Pilgrim Jerusalem: A Jerusalemite's Experience of The Haj
    Table Two:
    Ethics of the Public Domain – Part I
    Facilitator: Alistair Bath Professor of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
    Speakers:
    Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
    Dr. Laurence Brahm, The Himilayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
    Sharon Rosen, Co-Director, Jerusalem Office, Search for Common Ground – ''Universal Code for Holy Sites''
    Daniel Milo, Director of The Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
    Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Director, The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem
    Table Three:
    Do Religions and Faith Encourage the Empowerment of Women?
    Facilitator: Efrat Toussia-Cohen, President, Israel Association of University Women (IAUW)
    Speakers:
    MK Dr. Aliza Lavie - “Jerusalem as an Aspiration in the History of Women’s Prayer”
    Elana Rozenman, Founder & Director, TRUST-Emun: "Women of Different Faiths: Pilgrimage, Empowerment, and Sisterhood"
    Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman, Founder, Women of the Wall
    Dr. Kusum Vyas, Founder of the Green Kumbh Movement & GYAN initiatives of Living Planet Foundation – “Women in the Hindu Tradition”
    “If not now – When? A call for the religions of the world to act before it’s too late”Dr. Michael Kagan
    Table Four:
    Green-Mapping Pilgrim Cities, Routes and Sites
    Facilitator: Sigalit Rachman, Director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Jerusalem
    Speakers:
    Wendy Brawer, International Director of the Green Map Organization, New York City
    Pearl Kaplan, SPNI, Jerusalem Green Map
    Ella Alexandri, SPNI Haifa: Mapping Nature in Haifa
    Oshra Attia, SPNI: Green-Mapping as an Educational Tool
    Yoni Shapira, Vice Chairman Israel Tour Guide Association (ITGA)
    Table Five:
    "Tourism – Gaining Access to the Inaccessible"
    Facilitator: Arch. Tali Cohen-Anderson, Acting Head of Accessibility Department, Municipality of Jerusalem
    Speakers:
    Orly Zarum, Director of contracts and projects, Israel Government Tourist Corporation - presentation (Hebrew)
    Arch. Liora Berry, Head of the Tangible Heritage Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office
    Dr. Judy Bendel, Access Unlimited, Director of Programs and Information Center
    Shmuel Vineglass, National Insurance Institute
    CLOSED SESSIONGuests of the Weitz Center, RehovotDr. Yoel Siegel, Director, Metro-Jerusalem URBIS, Senior Project Manager, Tag International Development
    16:00 - 17:30YMCA AuditoriumConcluding Plenary SessionEquity and Freedom of Worship in the Public DomainFacilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
    The Interconnection of Environment, Faith and PeaceRabbi Michael Melchior, Mosaica Center for Interreligious Cooperation
    The Interface Between the Ancient and the Modern in JerusalemArch. Shlomo Eshkol, Chief Engineer, City of Jerusalem
    Environmental and Social Harmony in Pilgrim CitiesDr. Chris Baines, UK-based leading independent environmentalist, award-winning writer and broadcaster
    Public Security and the Faith CommunitiesDeputy Minister of Finance, Maj-General (ret.) MK Mickey Levy, Former Chief of Police in the Jerusalem Region District
    Green Passport for the Greener TravelerDeirdre Shurland, Senior Consultant, UNEP-DTIE Coordinator, Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
    20:00 - 22:00EARTH DAY ECO-CINEMA EVENT sponsored by Alrov-Mamilla and Energiya-Global outside the Walls of the Old City20:00 Assemble at the Jaffa Gate Bridge above the Alrov-Mamilla Mall
    Release of the First Sustainability Report of the City of Jerusalem
    Launch of the Israeli Version of the UNEP Green Passport
    20:20 Turning off of the Lights of the Old City Walls for Earth Hour
    20:25 Screening of “The Land of Genesis”Director, Moshe Alpert

      APRIL 23, 2013 – THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE CITY & THE METROPOLITAN REGION









































      HourLocationActivityTopicParticipants
      09:00 - 09:30YMCA Entrance PatioArrival & Registration
      09:30 - 11:00YMCA AuditoriumPlenary SessionEcosystem Management -
      A Regional Perspective
      Facilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
      Speakers:
      Planning from a Regional Perspective: Urban/Rural Linkages and OpportunitiesDalit Zilber, Jerusalem District Commissioner, Ministry of Interior
      The Nature of Nature: Beyond Functional and Administrative BoundariesProf. Uriel Safriel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Chairman MAB-UNESCO
      Ecosystem Services: the Metropolitan LevelDr. Yoel Siegel, Coordinator URBIS Jerusalem Region & Consultant, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
      The Value of Nature for Cities and Their Surrounding AreasRussell Galt, Program Manager, ICLEI’s (Local Governments for Sustainability) Cities Biodiversity Center, Cape Town Area, South Africa
      Launch of Jerusalem’s Biodiversity ReportHelene Roumani, Director, Jerusalem Bio-Region Center for Ecosystem Management & Consultant, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
      11:00 - 11:30YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
      11:30 - 13:00YMCAParallel Round Table SessionsCommunities Working with Nature
      Table One
      The Reciprocity Between Nature and Faith Communities
       
       
      Israel’s Seven-Year Land Cycle: Our Humble Responsibility in Caring for the Fertility of the Land
      Facilitator: Avner Haramati, Chair, Jerusalem Intercultural Center, Organizational Psychologist, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
      Speakers:
      Dr. Kusum Vyas, Founder of the Green Kumbh Movement and GYAN initiatives of Living Planet Foundation
      Ihab Balaha, Teacher of Islam, A Man of Peace
      Einat Kramer, Director of Teva Ivri (''Hebrew Nature'')
      Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur & Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Consultant
      Propst Wolfgang Schmidt: The Provost at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJH) in the Old City of Jerusalem, Church of the Redeemer
      Dr. Shelley Ostroff, cultivator of individual and systemic wellness in groups, organizations and communities
      Itzik Gaziel, Founder and Manager of the Ecological and Educational Farm, ''Hava and Adam''
      Rev. Dr. Christian M. Rutishauser SJ, Provincial of the Swiss Jesuits
      Table Two
      “All Roads Lead To…”
      Access and Orientation In and Around Pilgrim Cities
      Facilitator: Dr. Avi Ramot, Director, Israel Accessibility Center, The Shekel Association – Community Services for People with Special Needs
      Speakers:
      Amnon Elian, Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team (JTMT),
      Dr. Nurit Neustadt Noy, Expert on Mobility for the Visually Impaired
      Guy Naim, Consultant to JTMT on Public Transportation Systems Presentation (Hebrew)
      Haim Tsur, Musicologist, Violinist & Conductor
      Table Three
      Transforming Environmental Hazards into Resources
      Facilitator: Arch. Osnat Post, Director of Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
      Speakers:
      The Work of Palestinian and Israeli Students on the Theme of PilgrimageDr. Elias Messinas, Architect, Chairman ECOWEEK
      Women as Change-makersFatmah Asali, Head of Shorouq Society for Women
      A Vision for Clean & Accessible Mobility In and Around the Old City of JerusalemCount Philippe Piccapietra, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
      The Jordan River Covenant – Faith in the Ability to Restore and Fairly Share a Clean, Healthy and Holy River JordanElizabeth Ya'ari, Israeli Coordinator of the Jordan River Rehabilitation Project
      Three Faith Representatives
      Table Four
      Community Gardens, Urban Nature, Inclusive Playgrounds for Disabled Kids in Jerusalem
       
      YMCA Auditorium
      Facilitator: Arch. Yael Hammerman-Solar, Director of the Department for Sustainable Development, Municipality of Jerusalem
      Speakers:
      Dena Maltinsky, Community Administration, Municipality of Jerusalem
      Ariella Cwikel, Coordinator of Jerusalem Community Gardens Forum and Recycling Project, Municipality of Jerusalem
      Amanda Lind, Community Gardens and Garin Dvash, SPNI Jerusalem
      Arch. Assaf Shaked and Ze’ev Temkin, CEO, ''Tik Proyetctim'', The Jerusalem Urban Nature Plan Team
      Israel Galon, Head of Flora and Gardening Wing in ''Shaham'' and National Head Forrester in The Ministry of Agriculture
      Arch. Tali Cohen-Anderson, Acting Head of Accessibility Department, Municipality of Jerusalem
      OUTDOOR WORKSHOPVertigo
      The Vertigo Eco-Art Village as a Lever for Green Tourism – a Total Living Experience
      Movement Workshop - Contact Improvisation
      This introductory class uses movement to develop participants’ listening and communication skills and improve their ability to work in teams. This workshop can also be done with a focus on the issue of disability and differently-abled communities in a specially facilitated session with differently-abled participants.
       
      Adi Sha'al, Founder and Co-Director, Vertigo Eco-Art Village, Kibbutz Netiv Halamed Heh, Ella Valley
      13:00 - 14:00YMCA Lobby & PatioLunch & Lunchtime Concert"Persian Piyutim and Percussion"Featuring Maureen Nehedar and Friends
      14:00 - 15:30 OUTDOOR WORKSHOPTransforming Lives One Dog at a Time: Guide Dog Training in IsraelNoach Braun, Co-Founder & Director of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, Bet Oved
      14:00 - 15:30YMCAParallel Sessions:
      Round Tables & Workshops
      Ethics & Economics of Eco-Systems
      Table One
      Community-Based Projects for Sustaining Ecosystems in Wadi El Nar-Kidron Valley Neighborhoods
      Facilitator: Gery Amal, Director, Dead Sea Drainage Authority
      Speaker:
      Idit Alhasid, Wadi El Nar-Kidron Valley Community Projects Coordinator
      Leaders of Community Projects Wadi El Nar-Kidron Valley Neighborhoods: Orit Golan, Safa Mousa, Liana Nabil, Wafa Atoon, Amin Khalaf, Rana Khalaf, Firas Hamad
      Table Two
      Eco & Sustainable Tourism:
      Israeli and International Experience

       
      YMCA Auditorium
      Facilitator: Ayelet Rosen, Director of Foreign Relations, Ministry for Environmental Protection
      Speakers:
      Deirdre Shurland, UNEP Senior Consultant and Coordinator of Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
      Michal Wimmer-Luria, CEO, Eco & Sustainable Tourism, Israel, and Coordinator of Israel’s Green Passport.
      Video: The Whole Picture - Sustainable Tourism in Israel

      Carmit Fintz, Director, Planning Department, Israel Ministry of Tourism

      Presenting my Responsible Award Winning guest house in Nazareth: Fauzi Azar InnMaoz Inon, Co-owner and founder of the “Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, “Jesus Trail” and the "Fauzi Azar Inn" - a Responsible Tourism Award Winner for best accommodation for local community - link to presentation
      Envisioning a Sustainable Jerusalem – The Hospitality IndustryDavid Miron-Wapner, Sustainable Technology Projects, Yoyah Group
      Green Tourism as a Lifestyle Choice for JerusalemIlanit Melchior, Director of Tourism, Jerusalem Development Authority
      Table Three
      Evaluating Nature or Appreciating its Value?
      Facilitator: Dr. Yoel Siegel, Coordinator URBIS Jerusalem Region & Consultant, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
      Speakers:
      Keren Klass, Israel National Ecosystem Assessment, Hama’arag
      Dr. Dan Malkinson, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa
      Prof. Dan Czamanski, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa
      Prof. Tal Alon Moses, Head of Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Technion, Haifa
      Dr. Sinaya Netanyahu, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environment
      Yossi Mossel, Managing Director, Hama’arag
      Arch. Yael Hammerman, Director, Dept. of Sustainable Planning, Jerusalem Municipality
      Table Four
      The Ethics of the Public Domain Part II
      Facilitator: Prof. Alistair Bath, Dept. of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
      Speakers:
      Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
      Dr. Lawrence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus and Shambhala Serai Group
      Daniel Milo, Director of the Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
      Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur & Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Consultant
      Table Five
      Keeping Nature Nearby: An Essential Component of Urban Life
      Facilitator: Sigalit Rachman, Jerusalem Director, SPNI
      Speakers:
      Yoni Shapira, Vice Chairman Israel Tour Guide Association (ITGA)
      Arch. Rachelle Weiner, Weiner Singer Landscape Architects, Head of Planning Team of the Gazelle Valley
      Uzi Shamir, Community Organizer for the Gazelle Valley, SPNI
      Nerys Jones, Strategic Greenspace Consultant
      The Case for Jerusalem Trees: Presenting the New Survey initiated by SPNIPearl Kaplan, Coordinator, SPNI
      15:30 - 16:00YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
      16:00 - 17:30YMCA AuditoriumClosing Plenary SessionNature, Cities & Landscapes as Sources of InspirationFacilitator: Prof. Chris Baines, UK-based leading independent environmentalist, award-winning writer and broadcaster
      Managing a Complex CityYossi Heiman, Director-General, Jerusalem Municipality
      Significance of Community Outreach – the Tibetan ExperienceDr. Lawrence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus and Shambhala Serai Group
      The Sustainability of Pilgrimage and HeritageProf. Mike Turner, UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
      Nature in a Mega City:
      The case of Mexico City
      Dr. José Bernal Stoopen, Director-General of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife, Mexico City
      Birds: Pilgrims Without BoundariesProf. Yossi Leshem, Senior Researcher in the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University and Founder and Director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun, Israel, established by Tel Aviv University
      Green Mapping from a Global PerspectiveWendy Brawer, Director, The Green Map, NYC
      17:45 - 18:45YMCA"The Ultimate Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Dish"Famous Jerusalem Chefs Showcase their Offering of the Perfect GPJ dish
      20:00 - 22:00Abraham Hostel BarCocktail Reception in the Hostel BarR&R After a Busy Symposium Day

      Live Music with
      "The Jerusalem Funk Band"

      Abraham Hostel, 67 Hanevi’im Street (Street of the Prophets), Davidka Square

        APRIL 24, 2013 – THE CHALLENGES OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN HISTORIC CITIES


















































        HourLocationActivityTopicParticipants
        09:00 - 09:30YMCA PatioArrival & Registration
        09:30 - 11:00YMCA AuditoriumParallel Round Table SessionsThe Infrastructure of Pilgrimage
        Table One
        The Ascent to Jerusalem
         
        YMCA Auditorium
        Facilitator: Arch. Osnat Post Director of Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
        Speakers:
        Avner Haramati Chair, Jerusalem Intercultural Center, Organizational Psychologist, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
        Avner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
        Gidi Bashan, Community Forestry, Keren Kayemet l'Yisrael (KKL)
        Maoz Inon, Co-owner and founder of the ''Abraham Hostel'' Jerusalem, ''Jesus Trail'' and the ''Fauzi Azar Inn'' - a Responsible Tourism Award Winner for best accommodation for local community
        Georg Roessler, Co-Director of SK Tours in Nature
        Table Two
        “People Infrastructure”:
        Planning “by the people, for the people”
        Facilitator: Yael Marom-Avissar, Head of Accessibility Dept, Jerusalem Municipality
        Speakers:
        Arch. Yael Danieli-Lahav, Accessibility Consultant, Ariel University
        Smadar Shenin, Chair, Jewish Quarter Community Council, Old City of Jerusalem
        Count Philippe Piccapietra, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
        Eviatar Levine, Magen David Adom
        Kamal Abdu, “Inclusion” –Engineer & Accessibility Specialist
        Meir Hendelsman, Yad Sarah
        Table Three
        The Contribution of Holy Sites and Communities to Pilgrimage:
        Facilitator: Alison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
        The Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: An ancient community and its traditionsSpeakers:
        Father Goossan & Historian of the Armenian Patriarchate, Jerusalem
        St. Georges’s Compound: Green Hotel Development for PilgrimsArch. & Prof. Moshe Margalith, UNESCO Chair on Modern Heritage, Head of Tel Aviv Institute for Architecture, Environment, Culture & Community & Head of Planning Team of St. Georges Compound
        Religion, Tradition and the Value of Eco-System ManagementThe Reverend Canon John Organ (Residential Canon and Bishop's Chaplain), The Cathedral of St. George the Martyr, The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
        Mount Zion: Ancient Heritage Outside the Old City WallsGidon Shamir, Coordinator of Mount Zion Initiative
        Arch. Shachar Puni, Israel Antiquities Authority
        Haggai Snir, Director, Intercultural Center, Mount Zion
        Eviatar HaCohen, Nature and Parks’ Authority
        The Role of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian RelationsDr. Sarah Bernstein, Director Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR)
        Christian Faith Leaders (TBC)
        Dilemmas of the Christian Communities in JerusalemInspector Johnny Kassabri, Liaison Officer for Christian Communities & Affairs in Jerusalem
        The Center of Hope, JerusalemRabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Director, The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem
        The Greenways Network Project: Linking Nature, People and Cultural HeritageLuis Andrés Orive, PhD Forestry Engineer, Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012 Project Manager
        Table Four
        Ethics of the Public Domain Part III
        Facilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
         
        Speakers:
        Prof. Alistair Bath, Dept. of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
        Dr. José Bernal Stoopen, Director-General of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife, Mexico City
        Daniel Milo, Director, The Center of Ethics, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
        Sandra Manley, Associate Head of Department of Planning & Architecture and Urban Design, University of West England (UWE), Bristol
        Dr. Kusum Vyas, Founder of the Green Kumbh Movement and GYAN initiatives of Living Planet Foundation
        Rav Yehuda A. Horovitz, Haredim l’Sviva (Orthodox Jews for the Environment)
        Table Five
        The Culture of Urban Planning
        Facilitator: Ofer Manor, Chief Architect, City of Jerusalem
        Architecture is Each People's Dialogue with their EnvironmentSpeakers:
        Dr. Laurence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
        Austrian Hospice in JerusalemArch. Zev Baran, on behalf of Rector Markus St. Bugnyar, Director of the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem
        The Mount of Olives – A Historic Cemetery in a Heritage LandscapeJeff Daube, Co-Chair, Israel Steering Committee, The International Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim
        Flora of the Holy Land – Jerusalem Botanical GardensSue Surkes, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, co-writer and producer of “Flora of the Holy Land”
        11:00 - 11:30YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
        11:30 - 13:00YMCA AuditoriumSpecial Plenary SessionPilgrim Cities and Routes in Israel present their challenges and visionFacilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
        National Chapters of a Global NetworkSpeakers:
        Alison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
        The Bahai World Center, Haifa and co-founders of the Green Pilgrimage NetworkJalal Hatami, Deputy Secretary-General, Baha’i International Community
        The Gospel TrailUri Sharon, Aide to the Director-General, Israel Ministry of Tourism
        The Abraham PathAvner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
        The Jesus TrailMaoz Inon, Co-owner and founder of the ''Abraham Hostel'' Jerusalem, ''Jesus Trail'' and the ''Fauzi Azar Inn'' - a Responsible Tourism Award Winner for best accommodation for local community
        Acre -
        Ashdod – Eddie Ben Layish, Director of the Tourism Development Company of Ashdod
        Beersheba – Lilach Harel, Tourism Coordinator, Old City Project, Ronit Ivki, Sustainability Coordinator
        Dalit El-Karmel – Mayor Carmel Nasser-Al Din and Hasson Bashir, Director of Foreign Relations & Tourism
        Haifa – Danny Ronen, Director of Tourism Association and Hedva Almog, Deputy Mayor
        Jerusalem – Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor & Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
        Kfar Kana -
        Merom-Hagalil – Ayal Damari, Deputy Mayor of the Regional Council
        Nazareth -
        Safed – Mayor Ilan Shochat
        Tiberias – Deputy Mayor, Shmuel Hermesh and City Engineer, Moti Lavie
        13:00 - 14:00YMCA Lobby & PatioLunch
        14:00 - 15:30Parallel Round Table SessionsTable One:
        Transport Challenges in the City of Jerusalem
        Facilitator: Arch. Osnat Post, Director of Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
        Jerusalem’s special significance within the national transport systemSpeakers:
        Yehuda Elbaz, Director of Public Transport, Ministry of Transport
        Connecting the Dots in JerusalemNadav Meroz, Director of the Jerusalem Transport Master Plan Team (JTMT)
        Transportation on Pilgrim and Festival DaysKobi Bartov, Director of Transport & Infrastructure, Jerusalem Municipality
        The Elevator from the Western Wall Plaza to the Jewish QuarterArch. Yehuda Sharki, The Jewish Quarter Development Company
        Table Two:
        One Design Does Not Fit All
        Facilitator: Dr. Avi Ramot, Director, Israel Accessibility Center, The Shekel Association – Community Services for People with Special Needs
        Speakers:
        Arch. Peter Bogod, Bogod-Figardo Architects, Jerusalem
        Meirav Davish Ben-Moshe, Landscape Architect
        Arch. Gad Ma-Tov, Director-General, ''Tangible Solutions''
        Arch. Tali Cohen-Anderson, Acting Head of Accessibility Department, Municipality of Jerusalem
        Table Three
        "Waste Not, Want Not"
         
        YMCA Auditorium
        Facilitator: Dr. Yoel Siegel, Director, Metro-Jerusalem URBIS, Senior Project Manager, Tag International Development
        Talking Rubbish!Nimrod Halamish, MAFTI (Jerusalem Wastewater and purification enterprises, Ltd) subsidiary of Gihon Water Company
        Green and Clean Energy for Holy CitiesYosef Abramowitz, world-renowned Green Pioneer, President of the Arava Power Company and founder, Energiya Global
        “A Holistic Approach to Green Infrastructure”Nerys Jones, Strategic Greenspace Consultant
        Sewage as a Resource in the Soreq ValleyDr. Yehiel Menuhin, Senior Consultant, The Jerusalem Sewage Water and Purification Enterprises Ltd.
        ChaiPlanet – Donating Renewable Energy to CharityJoe Van Zwaren, Vice-President, Business Development, Leviathan Energy & Founder of the Jerusalem Business Networking Forum
        Table Four
        The River as a Bridge: A Case Study of the Wadi El Nar - Kidron Valley Initiative
        Facilitator: Richard Laster, Professor of Environmental Law & Policy, Hebrew University, Chair: Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Steering Committee
        Speakers:
        Arch. Arie Rahamimoff and Arch. Liora Meron, Leaders of Kidron/Wadi el Nar Planning Team
        Muhammad Nakhal, Community Consultant to Kidron/Wadi el Nar Planning Team and Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
        Avner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
        15:30 - 16:00YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
        16:00 - 16:10YMCA AuditoriumClosing Musical RecitalEmma Wolfin Golding and Judith Litoff
        16:15 - 18:00Closing Plenary SessionWrapping-upFacilitator: Dr. Laurence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
        Equal rights for people with disability: The Israeli vision in a global context Ahiya Kamara, Commissioner of Equal Rights, Ministry of Justice
        The Green Pilgrimage Network Going ForwardAlison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
        Symposium MomentsSPNI Community TV Presents Highlights
        Symposium Summary – Delegates are Invited to Share their Thoughts as the Symposium Draws to a CloseNaomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
        18:30 - 19:30The Western Wall PlazaHosted by the Rabbi of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Rabbi Shmuel RabinowitzWelcoming the Swifts on their Annual Pilgrimage to the Western WallSpeakers:
        Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz,
        Rabbi of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation
        Prof. Yossi Leshem, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Founder & Director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun, Israel, established by the Tel Aviv University
        Amnonn Hahn, Director of the Friends of the Swifts Association, Coordinator of the Annual Swifts Welcoming Ceremony
        Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador