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INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE FOCUSES ON CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND

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JULY 20, 2011– DR. DEGIOIA JOINED LEADERS FROM THE CHRISTIAN, JEWISH AND MUSLIM TRADITIONS at Lambeth Place in London July 18 to participate in a two-day dialogue on "Christians in the Holy Land," hosted together by the Bishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Westminster. 

The conference drew thinkers from around the world to consider the interreligious dynamics of the region and the best paths towards justice and peace.

In his opening remarks, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, emphasized the importance of using a common language of truthfulness, hopefulness, and   gratitude throughout the dialogue.  These same principles have been employed in past events jointly hosted by Georgetown University and the Archbishop, including the Common Word Conference.

To read more about the conference on Christians in the Holy Land, visit the Archbishop of Canterbury's site here

UNIVERSITY OFFICES COLLABORATE AS CHINA TRIP NEARS

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JULY 12, 2011– AS COACH JOHN THOMPSON III AND THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM prepare to depart on a ten-day tour of Beijing and Shanghai on August 13, administrators and staff from offices across the university are collaborating to ensure that the whole Georgetown community can participate in this historic trip.

Members of the Offices of Athletics, the President, Public Affairs, and Alumni Relations have been meeting weekly for five months to plan and produce the men's basketball team's first trip abroad in nearly two decades.  The tour will include members of the Hoya Hoop Club as part of the traveling party, as well as two receptions - one in each city - for alumni and friends of the University.

For those Hoyas unable to travel to China this summer, there will be plenty of opportunities to stay connected via websites (www.georgetown.edu/hoyas-in-china.html and www.guhoyas.com) and social media (Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HoyasinChina; Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/georgetownalumni).

"The planning process has been a really great opportunity to work with new colleagues in order to make this trip an incredible experience for our whole community," said Michael Wang (C'07) who has been a leader in the efforts.  "It will be exciting to see the team in action in China from both a sports and cultural perspective in just a few weeks."

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