Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe has been in the headlines, but there is something else going on that has perhaps even more significant global ramifications than Obama's foreign policy. The Yale Center for Faith and Culture is hosting a conference called 'Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed' - a continuation of an ongoing dialogue between Muslims and Christians. 'A Common Word' has as its basis the understanding that Christians and Muslims do indeed have a lot in common - including love for God and neighbor. Leaders from both groups are working to promote the commonalities in an effort to 'reorient Muslim-Christian relations away from a “clash of civilizations.”'.
You can find out more about the conference at: http://www.yale.edu/faith/rp/rp-lgnwd-conf.htm
Or "A Common Word" at: http://www.acommonword.com/
Or John Piper's critical reaction at: http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/1032_a_common_word_between_us/