Sixth US-Islamic World Forum

February 14-16, 2009

The three-day "US-Islamic World Forum" at Doha brought together key leaders in the fields of politics, religion, science, arts, and culture to discuss common challenges. Sponsored by the Brookings Doha Center of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, participants discussed security, the global economy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, science and technology, and religion. The discussion on religion featured conversations about the Common Word initiative. Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Joseph Cumming, director of the Reconciliation Program at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture; and Aref Nayed, senior advisor at the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, explored how the Common Word initiative can promote religious tolerance.

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