Embrace Foundation wishes to encourage people everywhere to consider taking on the
role of "Grassroots Diplomacy."
We are asking people to Travel as an Interfaith Act. We do not believe that propaganda in any
country should dictate to humanity who they should love and who they should not. People every
where must think for themselves and make a distinction between grassroots humanity and
governments and those with political agendas. With the constant threat of environmental
destruction, population pressure, the greed of developers everywhere and the dropping of bombs in
many parts of the world, we feel cataloging the sacred and spiritual places of the world, both man
made and natural, is imperative.
Embrace has therefore created a web-based REGISTRY found at Embracesacredplaces.org
representing religions and spiritual traditions from around the world. Descriptions of the places
and their significance are included. All photos can be downloaded free of charge. Donations of
clear digital photos to our gallery are very much welcomed to help us to do this important work.
OPEN HEARTED TRAVEL
"If I had a choice between sending someone to travel the world and sending him to college, I would
send him around the world. You will learn far more about the world by traveling, far more about your
own life, what the future of the world is. More solutions to problem like global warming, poverty, and
war would result if people did more traveling, because that is how you find out that others are just
like you. They want peace. They want decent jobs. They want to make the world a better place for
their children. Having traveled all these years, I have concluded that the citizens of the world are far
more open and tolerant and hospitable than governments, overall. Most people are kind, generous,
and open-hearted. They really want to welcome you. What is interesting is that the poorer the
country, the more generous the people. That is one of those remarkable things in life.”
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
Interview in National Geographic Traveler
GROWING WISE THROUGH ARM CHAIR TRAVEL
In the current world economy it is difficult for many people to travel overseas. However, in the United
States on the televised Public Broadcasting System there are now new wonderful travel shows that
emphasize not only heritage sites around the world but more importantly the diversity and
beauty of cultures everywhere. These shows indicate a real love of humanity, humor and are
lessons in being true "Grassroots Diplomats."
Many of the shows are donated to the Public Broadcast System (PBS) and we hope that all these
shows will be subtitled and distributed throughout the entire broadcast world. In addition, the DVDs
of the programs can often be borrowed from public libraries in America or purchased at bookstores.
Outside the United States (America) you may go to their websites listed below and purchase
their DVDs and read articles. We are listing them in alphabetical order, because we love them all
equally. We are also noting 1 or 2 of our favorite episodes.
The Nigerian Episode
Guatemala, Papua New Guinea
The Following Pages Have Recommendations from the Embrace Founders -
* To see photos and information about the Founder's travels in Syria and Jordan in 2010, click here
to go to CURRENT in Embrace Foundation Archives.org.
Embrace Foundation is a non-profit,
educational foundation set up to
create better understanding
between people of different
religions, cultures, traditions and
Embrace Foundation works to bring
leaders and scholars of world-wide
religions, cultures and philosophies
together by sponsoring forums,
seminars, lectures and developing
an international exchange program.
Embrace Foundation is particularly
concerned with reaching the world
public through the media.
Embrace Foundation is an all
volunteer organization. All
donations go directly to programs.
Embrace Foundation does not and
has never given permission to any
outside organization to solicit or
receive contributions on our behalf.
All donations should be made to
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Travel As An Interfaith Act
Embrace encourages all who can
do so, to learn about other
traditions and cultures by traveling
as “Grassroots Diplomats.” We
hope that people every where
become life long students of our
“ In every man there is something
wherein I may learn of him, and in
that I am his pupil.”
2012 - 2013
2016 - 2017
Embrace Foundation Retreat Center
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