SARID organizes & mediates discussions between
different communities to promote understanding & tolerance.
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Akbar S. Ahmed
US and Muslim communities
SARID has organized several events with Dr. Akbar
S. Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and Professor
of International Relations at American University in Washington,
DC. Dr. Ahmed has been actively involved in interfaith dialogue,
as well as the study of global Islam and its impact on contemporary
society. His most recent book is "Islam
Under Siege", a groundbreaking work that points
out the need for, and provides the route to, the dialogue of civilizations.
He is an advisor to SARID.
Mapping the Road to
Co-existence: Could Abrahamic dialogue open the path to peace?
Recent Articles by Professor Ahmed:
in Decorah, March 2004
The little town with the big heart will need all its courage and
compassion in the coming time. The battle for the soul of the Midwest
is joined here in Decorah. Its outcome will affect the shape and
form of society in the United States. That in turn will affect how
the world sees the United States.
Perfect Christmas Gift, December 2003
Had Bishop John Chane been present when I received his Christmas
card, I would have hugged and kissed him with joy in spite of the
mixed signals the gesture may have sent to some members of his denomination.
hold future to American Islam, Religion News Service, December 17,
Prof. Akbar Ahmed's visits to different campuses reveal a young
Muslim generation actively engaged in open, free-ranging talk with
non-Muslims, a dialogue that needs the confidence that comes from
hard work and intelligent use of their fine educational institutions.
US Communications with Muslim Communities
at Home & Abroad
Plenary Meeting, June 12-13,
2003, Washington D.C., USA
SARID participated in a meeting organized by the
Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP) designed to bring
together individuals with different areas of expertise for an exchange
on how to strengthen U.S. communications with Muslim communities.
Presentations and associated discussions included Best Practices
and Technologies for Communications, The Globalization of Religions,
Principle Sources of Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World, &
U.S. Presence Abroad: Power, Principle, and Perceptions.
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