Friday, 26 September 2008

U.S. - Muslim Engagement Project Report

The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, in affiliation with the Search for Common Ground (SFCG), recently released its report entitled "Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with theMuslim World" (170 page pdf). The report "represents the consensus of an exceptionally diverse, senior, bipartisan and inter-faith group of 34 American leaders who have worked together" to study U.S. relations with Muslims around the world, the obstacles to improving relations, how those obstacles could be overcome, and how the Project could best contribute to progress. The report offers fundamental principles and core recommendations for improving U.S. relations with Muslim countries and communities and concludes that there is a convergence of values and interests among the vast majority of Muslims and Americans that provides a starting point for relationships based on mutual confidence and respect.

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