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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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    Event videos

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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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    Review of The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, Volumes 1-6
    April 30, 2017

    ACMCU Visiting Researcher Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir's article, "A reference work for our times" has been published in the UNESCO magazine, COURIER.

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    Trump election was the most important event in 1395: Shireen Hunter
    March 19, 2017

    Featuring Shireen Hunter. TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “the most important event in the world” in the Iranian calendar year 1395, which ends on March 20, “was the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States."

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    "The Making of Islamophobia Inc"
    March 16, 2017

    Featuring ACMCU Director Jonathan A.C. Brown. A well-funded network is trying to strip the right to speak away from American Muslims and fanning the politics of fear.

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    "Islam's Future and its relation to the West" conference (video)
    March 13, 2017

    Featuring John L. Esposito, University of Oslo. Some of the world's leading experts on the Quran and Islam spoke at the Scene HumSam on March 13 and 14 in conjunction with the release of the newest issue of Samtiden, which has the Quran as its main focus.

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    How do Honor Killings and Women’s Rights Factor into the #MuslimBan 2.0?
    March 9, 2017

    Written by Engy Abdelkader. On March 6th, Trump replaced the original ban with a new one that not only excludes immigrants from six Muslim majority countries but also requires the government to collect data surrounding the frequency of “honor killings” in the U.S.