Skip to main content

Georgetown Hosts 'Common Word' Conference on Interreligious Understanding

The conference brings together activists from post Arab Spring countries as well as religious scholars, community leaders, and academics.
The plenary session will feature four key religious figures from around the world:
  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop of Washington emeritus;
  • Zainah Anwar, a Malaysian women's rights leader;
  • Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D., Frances Myers Ball professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia; and
  • The Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, archbishop of the Kaduna Diocese in Nigeria.
The program will explore the challenge of religious pluralism and intercommunal conflicts in Christian-Muslim relations today in post Arab Spring governments in Egypt and Tunisia as well as in Nigeria and Malaysia, and their impact on religious freedom, civil liberties and security, equality of citizenship and gender relations.
As the official representative of A Common Word in North America, ACMCU is hosting this conference on the fifth anniversary of the historic Common Word initiative, one of the largest Muslim interfaith efforts toward Christians to date.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 31 from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Lohrfink Auditorium - Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
Office of the President
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Rob Mathis


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

Connect with us via: