ACMCU Conference: "A Common Word: Responding to the Challenges of Religious Pluralism & Conflict Resolution"

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

invites you to a conference:

A Common Word:

Responding to the Challenges of Religious Pluralism & Conflict Resolution ___________________________________

Tuesday, April 12th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center Salons C & H  ___________________________________

As the official representative of A Common Word in North America, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University will host a follow-up meeting to its successful conference A Common Word: A Global Agenda for Change, held in October of 2009. This year’s conference will explore concrete initiatives undertaken by practitioners from Muslim and Christian faith communities, in hopes of going beyond theological discussions and highlighting the “so-what” factor of this important initiative. Participants will present significant projects taking place on both a local and international scale, demonstrating the breadth and success of outcomes that can emerge as a result of multi-faith cooperation and the key principles outlined in A Common Word.

Conference Program: __________________________________________________

9:00-9:15am — Welcome and Opening  John L. Esposito, Georgetown University

9:15-10:45am — Panel 1: Madrassa Curriculum Reforms in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Roles of Christian and Muslim NGOs

Chair: Don Wagner, Bridges of Faith

Panelists: Qamar-ul Huda, United States Institute of Peace Bob Roberts, Northwood Church Alp Aslandogan, Institute of Interfaith Dialog

Respondent: Louay Safi, Georgetown University   10:45-11:00am — Coffee Break

11:00am-12:30pm — Panel 2: Religion & Conflict Resolution in Nigeria

Chair: Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University

Panelists: Qamar-ul Huda, United States Institute of Peace John Gana, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations John Paden, George Mason University Shobana Shankar, Georgetown University

Respondent: John O. Voll, Georgetown University

12:30-1:30pm — Break

1:30-3:00pm — Panel 3: How Emerging Muslim American Leaders Understand and are Advancing A Common Word

Chair: Shireen Hunter, Georgetown University

Panelists: Shamil Idriss, Soliya Leena El-Ali, Search for Common Ground Henry Izumizaki, One Nation Foundation

Respondent: John Borelli, Georgetown University


Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP here: https://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=3362

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