The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of interactions and promotion of improved understanding between Muslim and Christian communities worldwide. Founded in 1993 as the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs, its name was changed in 2005, following a generous gift from Alwaleed Philanthropies.
The establishment of the Center reflects Georgetown University’s Jesuit heritage and recognition of the importance of understanding the role of religion in contemporary international affairs. The global presence and impact of Islam is a fact of international life; understanding this and relating it to other dimensions of global affairs is a focal concern of the Center. ACMCU’s course offerings, programming, and community outreach have evolved over the years, and expanded in response to increasing challenges to interfaith understanding and pluralism overall.