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    Bridge/ACMCU welcomes Arsalan Iftikhar!

    Arsalan T. Iftikhar will join The Bridge Initiative at ACMCU as a Senior Research Fellow where he will research and write about Islamophobia and its impact on our modern world.

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    Fall 2017 courses!

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    The Agony of Socialism: Kazakh Memoirs of the Soviet Past

    Latest publication from ACMCU Visiting Researcher Charles Weller

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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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  • 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

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

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    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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    The Issue of Apostasy in Islam
    July 5, 2017

    Written by Jonathan A.C. Brown. The Shariah consists of some laws that remain the same regardless of changing circumstances and others that change with them.

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    What Is Sharia Law?
    June 19, 2017

    Featuring Jonathan A.C. Brown. As with so many aspects of Islam, some non-Muslims criticize "Sharia law" without really knowing the first thing about it.

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    Q&A about Rouhani’s Government and Iran’s Politics
    June 11, 2017

    Featuring Shireen Hunter. The victory in the recent presidential election in Iran raises many questions in the context of domestic and foreign policy.

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    The Quran and Islam: What's at stake?
    June 8, 2017

    Featuring John L. Esposito and Karen Armstrong. Some of the world's leading experts on the Quran and Islam visited Scene HumSam on March 13 and 14 in conjunction with the release of the newest issue of Samtiden with special focus on the Quran.

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    John L. Esposito, Religion Scholar and Expert on Islam, Delivers 2017 Baccalaureate Address
    May 22, 2017

    Lehigh’s 149th Baccalaureate Service featured an address by John L. Esposito, a leading American expert on Islam, and discussions of world religious traditions by student adherents of those faiths.