From September 17 to 25, 2017, in Madaba, a city about 45km away from Amman, Jordan's capital city, the Youth World Peace Forum will take place, with the participation of hundreds of young peace-makers from all over the world.
Madaba is the old Biblical city of Medeba, which stood along the Via Regia, the old major road leading from Egypt through Sinai and then Aqaba up to Damascus and the Euphrates river, along which the caravans of merchants transported precious goods, like spices and incense, and Christian and Muslim pilgrims walked a long distance to reach their sacred places.
Madaba is also known as the "City of Mosaics" because of the works of art which decorated it during the Byzantine period, from the fifth century AD onwards, i.e. since it has become a bishopric.
After Cairo in Egypt and Florianopolis in Brazil, Madaba will be the protagonist of the 3rd Youth World Peace Forum entitled, "Now is the time," where young people from all over the world will have the opportunity to live and work together for peace.