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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

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Dismantling Of The Middle East State System
    February 22, 2018

    By Shireen Hunter. Following the end of World War II, Middle Eastern countries consolidated their state structures. By contrast, over the last two decades, those structures have largely been dismantled.