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Common Word: “now for action”

There is an article at IslamOnline about a recent
conference in the USA developing the dialogue initiative now well known as A Common Word:

Religious scholars,
politicians and experts agree that a Muslim dialogue initiative for the
Christian world needs action to address all the challenges still standing
between the followers of the two Abrahamic faiths.

“I think what we are
addressing… is how to develop out of ‘A Common Word’ a common work together and
common partnership,” John Esposito, professor of International Affairs and
Islamic Studies at Georgetown
University, told IslamOnline.net.

Esposito was among a
galaxy of international religious scholars and experts participating in a
two-day conference sponsored by Georgetown’s
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the
office of Georgetown University

The conference, “A Common
Word Between Us and You: A Global Agenda for Change”, is a follow-up on an
October 2007 letter from Muslim scholars to the world’s Christian clergy urging
dialogue to declare the common ground between Islam and Christianity.