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