Friends of Abara recently helped secure historic properties with a dream for "Abara House” located at the historic La Hacienda restaurant. Abara will enter a capital campaign in 2023 to raise funds to purchase and restore the properties. This property sits directly on one of the oldest known crossings of the Rio Grande River, an ancient indigenous pathway predating Spanish colonization in 1598, later becoming the famed "Camino Real de Tierra Adentro." We hope to honor the stories of this land by exploring our histories, the beauty and the tragedy, and the stories that are yet to be written.
ABARA HOUSE VISION
Rooting our work out of these historic properties provides a gathering space to lean into our mission, as we inspire connections across divides.
Abara House will be a sacred space and guest house for people of peace to connect, learn and engage, particularly in response to stories on the margins.
In this liminal space we will have the opportunity to discern our role in society, and to creatively respond to the complex issues facing the worlds’ borderlands today. We currently host hundreds of individuals each year from a variety of nonprofits, churches, boards, denominations, university groups, and interested individuals for border encounter experiences.
Abara House will serve as a hospitality center for these groups and for many more.