2009 Symposium: Theory & Application of A Common Word


A Common WordA Common Word Between Us and You
is an interfaith dialogue initiative commenced in 2007 by scholars, clerics and intellectuals from across the Islamic world in a spirit of intellectual interchange with their Christian counterparts. It brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities representing well over half of the world’s population might agree on love of God and love of neighbor as common beliefs.
We expand the inquiry addressing rZayed Universityeligious commonalities (love of God), but also governance and legal development (love of neighbor) in the practical context of international challenges such as development, the environment and human rights.

An Annual Symposium Series on Law and Morality