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    Spring 2017 Courses posted!

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    The Bridge Initiative

    Housed in ACMCU, The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square.

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    Past Event Videos

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  • A Career of Building Bridges

    A Career of Building Bridges

    Dr. John L. Esposito has made it his life’s work to build bridges of understanding between people of all faiths, spending countless years as a mentor and educator for many. His creation of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in 1993 has done much to strengthen interreligious dialogue and further education on Islam. Please join us in thanking him for his extensive contributions to Georgetown University and his creation of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. We are forever grateful for all his efforts.

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  • Dr. John L. Esposito

    Dr. John L. Esposito

    A Welcome Note from ACMCU Founding Director Dr. John L. Esposito

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  • Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    This bridge in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has come to symbolize the divide in the city: to the west live Catholic Croats; to the east, Bosnian Muslims.

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The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding was founded in 1993 by an agreement between the Fondation pour L'Entente entre Chretiens et Musulmans, Geneva and Georgetown University to build stronger bridges of understanding between the Muslim world and the West as well as between Islam and Christianity.

The Center's mission is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West and enhance understanding of Muslims in the West.

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    Ted Cruz’s Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Bill
    January 18, 2017

    Written by John L. Esposito. On January 11, 2017, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill to designate the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). This is not Cruz’s first attempt to see the Muslim Brotherhood added to the U.S.’s list of FTOs.

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    The Origins, Evolution, and Impact of the term “Radical Islam”
    October 29, 2016

    Written by Engy Abdelkader. Contemporary references to “radical Islam” generally trigger associations with terrorism perpetrated by non-state actors or organizations such as ISIS and al-Qaeda.

  • Does the First Amendment protect pro-Palestinian student activism on college campuses?
    October 17, 2016

    Written by Engy Abdelkader. This October, also known as National Bullying Prevention Month, advocates, educators and parents are working to raise awareness about trends in bullying around the country.

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    Students May Soon Learn Even Less About Islam In Tennessee Public Schools
    September 27, 2016

    Featuring Engy Abdelkader. In a time of rising Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bias, the Tennessee State Board of Education is poised to approve new social studies standards for middle schoolers that would dramatically reduce instruction on Islam.

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    Muslim. Black. Women.
    September 16, 2016

    As anti-Muslim violence persists during a volatile presidential election cycle, at least one Muslim woman recently won our nation’s hearts and minds: Duke grad and Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

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