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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    “The Muslim Next Door” - America Inside Out with Katie Couric
    April 18, 2018

    Featuring interview with ACMCU Founding Director and Professor John L. Esposito. Start watching at 09:30 to see the interview.

  • URI faculty member Jim Buxton, left, speaks during a town hall discussion held at the NK School Administration Building April 5.
    Training session for NK educators focuses on Muslim American experience
    April 12, 2018

    Featuring ACMCU Education Outreach Coordinator Susan Douglass. The North Kingstown School District’s Central Administration Building hosted a day-long event focused on understanding Islam in America April 5, culminating in a town hall gathering that featured speakers from across the globe.

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    Editorial: Resurrecting the Jabidah Massacre
    March 19, 2018

    Feauting Khairudin Aljunied. What was the Jabidah Massacre? “Considered by many as the founding moment of Muslim separatism in Mindanao, the Jabidah massacre, which took place on Corregidor Island, involved the killing of Muslim trainees who were being prepared by the Philippine military in 1967 and 1968 to infiltrate and sabotage neighboring Sabah.”

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    Iran’s Cultural Cleavages And The Need For National Compromise
    March 12, 2018

    By Shireen Hunter. Popular demonstrations in Iran at the end of 2017 reflected economic and other grievances along with a growing frustration and impatience with the Islamic system’s shortcomings. However, the demonstrations also revealed deep cultural cleavages in Iranian society.

  • Image of archway with light shinning through, ACMCU cover image of Dr. Jonathan Brown's essay on Yaqeen Institute website
    The Fate of Non-Muslims: Perspectives on Salvation Outside of Islam
    March 7, 2018

    By Jonathan Brown. What is the fate of non-Muslims after death? This essay lays out three different answers that Muslims have proposed regarding non-Muslims who have had the message of Islam reliably presented to them.