Upon the initiative and invitation of His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi of Jordan, a Seminar took place on Friday, the 11th/24th of September 2010, at the Conference Centre at the site of the Baptism of our Lord on the Jordan River.
Attending this Seminar were His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, Muslim theologians and academic theologians from Germany as well as the General Secretary of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, Mr. Trond Bukkeviq.
At the Seminar issues were discussed regarding the protection of the environment generally, as the creation of God, and specifically on the issue of protecting the environment around the Jordan River, where human intervention is necessary.
On the same evening, His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi hosted a dinner at the prince’s palace in honour of the invited participants of the Seminar. His Beatitude offered the Prince a gift of the publication by the notable Professor Dr. Demitrakopoulos entitled ‘The Site of The Baptism of Our Lord on the River Jordan’.