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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

    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.

  • Georgetown's Unlikely Scholar of Islam
    "Georgetown's Unlikely Scholar of Islam"
    October 10, 2018

    "John Esposito took on a master’s program and later a PhD – specializing in a strange and unpopular subfield of a subfield – Islam. To contextualize, during the 1960s, Islam wasn’t a hot-button topic like it is now." - Toledo Society

  • Finding Jesus among Muslims
    [Book Review] "Finding Jesus among Muslims" by Center Associate Jordan Denari Duffner
    August 8, 2018

    By Robert Shine | NCR "Earlier this year while on a train in Europe, I sat down across from an Arabic-looking man who began reading the Quran. My immediate first reaction was apprehension and fear. My immediate second reaction was to check my implicit yet real bias for what it was, Islamophobia."

  • “Not Just a House to Honour God”
    Not Just a House to Honor God
    July 18, 2018

    By Khairudin Aljunied. "The successful diffusion and continuous vitality of Islam in the Malay World is partly attributed to the rapid expansion of mosques in all corners of the region."

  • Sharia: What Everyone Needs to Know
    Sharia: myths vs. realities
    July 16, 2018

    ACMCU Founding Director John L. Esposito and "Sharia: What Everyone Needs to Know" co-author Natana DeLong-Bas discuss the myths and modern realities of Sharia in a blog entry showcased within Oxford University Press.

  • Dr. Yusuf / Photographed by OHASHI Masaaki of Japan in Cox's Bazaar camps, May 2018
    The Rohingya, Rising Asian Islamophobia and the Tenuous State of Muslim- Buddhist Relations in Contemporary Southeast Asia
    June 28, 2018

    By ACMCU Senior Fellow Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf. I heard about the case of the Arakan Muslims some thirty years ago, when few people knew about them. The first ever well-documented information and research about the Rohingya, who were described as insurgents, was done by an Israeli diplomat named Moshe Yegar.