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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

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

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Salons C & H
 
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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:
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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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For a map showing the location of the georgetown university hotel and conference center, please visit:
http://www.acc-guhotelandconferencecenter.com/map-directions/index.cfm

For parking information please visit:
http://otm.georgetown.edu/index.cfm?fuse=parking

Our mailing address is:

ACMCU
ICC 260, SFS, Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20057

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