'A Common Word' 10 years on: Christians and Muslims must work together for peace

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Ramadan challenges Christians

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Muslim-Christian cooperation vital in tackling ISIS

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Pope Francis Prays in Mosque in Show of Commitment to Christian-Muslim Relations

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

POPE FRANCIS IN TURKEY OPENS A NEW PAGE

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Former Canadian ambassador on Catholic-Muslim meeting

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Third Catholic-Muslim Forum

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After three days of intense presentations and discussions, leading Muslim and Catholic representatives successfully concluded the third Catholic-Muslim Forum which was held under the theme “Working Together to Serve Others”.

A topical film covering the ground-breaking global Muslim-Christian inter-faith initiative, ‘A Common Word’ will premiere during this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas on Monday, 28 October.

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Boundaries of Religious Freedom and Pluralism

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

A common prayer for a common peace

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Common Word Panelists Examine Religious Struggles After Arab Spring

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Bosnian Grand Mufti’s message to Pope Francis

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Reflections on Christian-Muslim Relations and the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Secretary of States Nomination

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Interfaith. 

Freedom of Religion and the Right to Be Respected

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Jordanian Prince speaks at Regent's Park conference

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Religious tolerance, dialogue among Jordan’s most basic values — Judeh

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Love in Three Abrahamic Religions

A two-day open symposium at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford celebrating the fifth year of the issuing of A Common Word Between Us and You. An Open Letter and Call from Muslim Religious LeadersAn Open Letter and Call from Muslim Religious Leaders at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford 12-13 October, 2012  Speakers: H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, Miroslav Volf and Melissa Raphael …

Miscellaneous

ACW has been referred to in many important gatherings and speeches. Reverend Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada, referred to ACW during the main sermon at the traditional Post-Inauguration Service at the National Cathedral for President Obama on January 21st, 2009. Former Secretary of State …

Muslim-Christian Peace Delegation to Nigeria

ACW led to the formation of the Christian-Muslim peace delegation to Nigeria in May 2012. Between 22–26 May, 2012 an international delegation of Muslims and Christians visited Nigeria. The visit was sponsored jointly by the Jordanian Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (RABIIT) and the World Council of Churches (WCC). The visit was proposed in reaction to the numerous …

Awards

ACW was awarded Germany’s Eugen Biser Award of 2008 and the UK’s Association of Muslim Social Scientists Building Bridges Award of 2008.

Government Resolutions

ACW was the central impetus behind the Wamp–Ellison Resolution in the US House of Representatives which passed in 2008 and commended ACW. It was the impetus in the Philippines for the House of Representatives to pass House Bill 6148 in June 2011 declaring the first week of February every year as a World Interfaith Harmony Week .

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

The fundamental principles of ACW, ‘Love of God and Love of the Neighbour’ form the basis of the fundamental principles used in the WIHW, these being ‘Love of God and Love of the Neighbour’ or ‘Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbour’. In 2010, the World Interfaith Harmony Week was launched at the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution …

Cambridge Summer Interfaith Program at Cambridge University

The Cambridge Inter-faith Programme brings 30 students from Islamic, Christian and Jewish backgrounds around the world to Madingley Hall near Cambridge, for a three-week programme of inter-faith education.  Students will learn about forms of inter-faith engagement past and present, be trained in the practice of inter-faith scriptural reasoning, and be led through a process of reflection on the inter-faith possibilities …

Denouncement of the recent threat made against His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abd Al-Aziz

We the Muslim and Christian participants meeting together at Yale for the historic A Common Word conference denounce and deplore the recent threat made against His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abd Al-Aziz the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for having sponsored the recent important interfaith gathering in Madrid. Such threats are directed not towards His Majesty alone but against all of …

The Reconciliation Program – Yale University

The Reconciliation Program is the newest program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. In its initial phase, the Reconciliation Program is focused primarily on bridge-building scholarly research on the major theological, political, cultural, social and ethical issues which traditionally divide Muslims and Christians, and on concerns which unite them.

Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford Love in Three Abrahamic Religions: A two-day open symposium at Regent’s
Park College, University of Oxford celebrating the fifth year of the
issuing of A Common Word Between Us and You; An Open Letter and Call
from Muslim Religious Leaders.

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The Letter of 138 Muslim Scholars to the Pope and Christian Leaders

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Response from Fr. Tom Michel for UCAN (United Catholic Asian News)

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Joint Muslim-Evangelical Christian Endorsement of A Common Word in Libya

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Response from Archbishop Yeznik Petrosyan, General Secretary For Inter Church Relations on behalf of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Genesis of A Common Word (ACW)

In the Name of God A few days after H.H. Pope Benedict XVI’s now infamous Regensburg lecture on September 12th 2006, I was on the plane going to the USA with H.M. King Abdullah II, and referring to the tensions in the Islamic World it had caused, he asked me to: “see what you can do to defuse the situation”. …

Delegations to the 'Second Catholic-Muslim Forum'

Muslim Delegation H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal Chief Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy of H.M. King Abdullah II, & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan H.R.H Princess Areej Ghazi Founder of the School of Life – Jordan Shaykh Dr. …

The Canadian Certificate in Muslim Studies

The Canadian Certificate in Muslim Studies project emerged in a context of interfaith friendship and Christian hospitality. Nevin Reda El-Tahry, currently the program’s coordinator, worked over the course of a year with Emmanuel College and Victoria University to invite participation from a variety of Muslim persons and organizations. Over time, the discussion included many people and spoke of a need within …

Renewal of Muslim Theology: “A Common Word” and the Theology of Compassion (TH-686)".

The course offers a brief survey of traditional Muslim Theology (Kalam) and recent attempts at its renewal (New Kalam). Invoking often neglected resources within the Muslim tradition, and dialogically engaging contributions from Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist theological quests, a new Ash’arite Theology of Compassion is then offered for discussion and elaboration. The “A Common Word” initiative is invoked as a …

The Common Word for a Common Humanity: The Underlying Essence of the Message as Rooted in the Holy Scriptures of Islam and Christianity

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Building bridges with other faiths

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Vatican's Christian-Muslim forum; US election results; Anglicare reports on social inclusion

Transcript This transcript was typed from a recording of the program. The ABC cannot guarantee its complete accuracy because of the possibility of mishearing and occasional difficulty in identifying speakers. The Vatican’s Christian-Muslim forum US election results Anglicare reports on social inclusion David Rutledge: Hello, and welcome to the Religion Report. This week we’re looking at the results of the …

Pope finding common ground with Muslims

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Second Muslim Catholic Forum – H.R.H. Prince Ghazi's Speach – Arabic

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صلّي على سيدنا محمّد كلمة ترحيبية يلقيها سمو الأمير غازي بن محمد 21.11.2011 السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته، يسرني أن أرحّب بالضيوف الكرام إلى المنتدى الكاثوليكي – الإسلامي الثاني وعنوانه العقل والإيمان والشخص البشري: وجهة النظر المسيحية والإسلامية. تتشرّف مؤسسة آل البيت الملكية للفِكر الإسلامي باستضافة هذا الحوار. ولن تفوتكم رمزية عقد المنتدى هنا في …

Islam and the West

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

A Common Word between Us and You – a dialogue between Muslims and Christians

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Bryn Mawr President Travels to Jordan As Part of Interfaith Forum

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Tauran hails friendship with Muslims

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Feature – Catholic-Muslim dialogue flourishes despite rocky start

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Prophet Muhammad's invitation to Christians to pray in mosques

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Religious leaders urged to spread interfaith values

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

King meets Muslim, Catholic clerics

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Catholic-Muslim Forum second edition held in Jordan

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Analysis – Catholics, Muslims pursue dialogue amid Mideast tension

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Second Catholic-Muslim Forum – Delegations

Muslim Delegation H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal Chief Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy of H.M. King Abdullah II, & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan H.R.H Princess Areej Ghazi Founder of the School of Life – Jordan Shaykh Dr. …

The Second Catholic Muslim Forum – Press Release

The Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought will host the Second Muslim-Catholic Forum from Nov.21-23 at the Baptism Site, Jordan. The Forum is one of the fruits of the ‘A Common Word’ initiative which was launched in 2007 and which seeks to promote Muslim-Christian dialogue based on the two shared religious commandments of ‘Love of God’ and ‘Love of …

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 …

Assisi 2011: pilgrimage, not prayer, of all religions and non-believers

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Why 9/11 was good for religion

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

9/11 aftermath: The lessons we must learn

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Islamic prince to attend Pope's interfaith meeting in Assisi

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Building hope

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

A Common Word: Responding to the Challenges of Religious Pluralism and Conflict Resolution

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 …

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 …

Can religious differences help unite?

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

India: Islam: Indian expert: Al Azhar should return to dialogue

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

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

Declaration on Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

King takes interfaith effort to EU stage

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Muslim and Christian Understanding: Theory and Application of "A Common Word"

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

The Muslim-Christian-Jewish Relations The “Tipping Point”!

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

International Religious Freedom Report 2010

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …

Christians ‘on verge of extinction’ in Iraq, Muslim leader warns

On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims share two great commandments — love of God and love of neighbor — and should work for peace together. Now 10 years later, the influence of the document continues through the projects and relationships it inspired, but experts …