November 2011: Baptism Site, Jordan

The Second Seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum was held at the Baptism Site in Jordan and sponsored by the Royal Al-Bayt Institute in Amman, Jordan, and the Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue. Delegations Press Release Address by H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad [En] [Ar] Address by His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran [En] Final Declaration [En] [Ar] Muslim Papers Reason …

The Future of Christian Theology

The Future of Christian Theology represents a personal manifesto from one of the world’s leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the twenty-first century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise. Represents an outstanding and engaging account of the task of theology today Offers an insightful description of what makes for discerning and creative …

Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology

Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work. Explores the development of the three Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly showing the way in which they have struggled with similar issues over the centuries Shows how the approach of each …

Toward a Muslim Social Contract in Europe

In honor of the life and work of Sheikh Zaki Badawi, OBE, KBE, and in recognition of his noted public contribution in championing the vital role of religious faith and values in the life of the nation, the AMSS has established the annual Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture. The lecture series is dedicated to Dr Badawi’s vision to foster pluralism, inter-faith …

Our Last Best Chance

Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril is a book written by King Abdullah II of Jordan and published by Viking Press in New York City

International Handbook of Inter-religious Education.

This Handbook has the potential to redress the distortion of information about particular religions, to add to understanding about what religions have in common, and to suggest how they can work together for justice and peace. In the present day there is a vital resurgence of interest in religions, with new movements emerging from long established religious traditions. There is …

We have Justice in common

In this book the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung publishes the results of a conference on the “Common Word” dialogue. Therewith the KAS pursues two purposes: firstly, to bring together multipliers from Sub-Saharan Africa as well as South and Southeast Asia who so far have not played a prominent role in the “Common Word” process. In addition, the KAS wants to give them the …

Muslim and Christian Understanding

This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities …

A Common Word Between Us and You

A Common Word was launched on October 13th 2007 as an open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals to the leaders of the Christian Churches and denominations all over the world, including H.H. Pope Benedict XVI. In essence, it proposes that Islam and Christianity share at their core, the twin “golden” commandments of the paramount importance of loving God and loving the neighbor. Based on this joint common ground, it is presented here as an interfaith theological document which calls for peace and harmony between Christians and Muslims worldwide.

Common ground: Islam, Christianity, and religious pluralism.

Christian-Muslim interaction is a reality today in all corners of the globe, but while many celebrate the commonality of these traditions, significant differences remain. If these religions cannot be easily reconciled, can we perhaps view them through a single albeit refractive lens? This is the approach Paul Heck takes in Common Ground: To undertake a study of religious pluralism as …

November 4-6, 2008 (The Vatican).

The first seminar of the Catholic-Muslim forum was held at in Rome, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue and the Royal Al-Bayt Institute in Amman, Jordan.

Richter-Bernburg, Lutz.

“A common word between us and you”: observations on the (mis)uses of Koranic exegesis in interreligious dialogue. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA),Washington, D.C., 22-25.

October 15, 2008 Cambridge University

A conference, titled “A Common Word and Future Muslim-Christian Engagement,” was hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Inter Faith programme and the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute and held at the University of Cambridge with a final session at Lambeth Palace.

July 24-31, 2008: Yale University: ‘Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Muslims and Christians,”

The workshop, on July 24-28, involved approximately 60 Christian and Muslim scholars, along with three Jewish observers. The discussions, undertaken through the presentation of scholarly papers and through panels and informal conversations, focused on five major areas: “Love of God,” “Love of Neighbor,” “Love and Speech about the Other,” “Love and World Poverty,” and “God is Loving.” The larger conference, …