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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ICC 260, SFS, Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
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