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Search for Common Ground's US-Muslim Engagement

Here’ a short blurb from the Search for Common Ground‘s winter newsletter we thought you might be interested in…

In partnership with the Consensus Building Institute, we are carrying out a project, called US-Muslim Engagement: Reversing the Downward Spiral. The goal is to improve US relations with the Muslim world. At the project’s core is a Leadership Group that includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Imam Feisal Rauf, Shamil Idriss of the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations, Vali Nasr of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dalia Mogahed of the Gallup Organization, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ambassador (ret) Dennis Ross, former AIPAC Executive Director Tom Dine, author Stephen Covey, and ex-Republican Congressmen Vin Weber and Steve Bartlett. Through a consensus process, the Group is crafting a new vision of how to address the challenges and opportunities in US relations with the Muslim world. Unlike most blue ribbon panels, it seeks to reflect the views of the public, and, to this end, it is using dialogue methodology developed by pollster Dan Yankelovich. The Group also aims to influence the policy agendas of US Presidential candidates, the coverage of US-Muslim issues in the media, and the views of opinion makers in the business, faith, and policy communities. It plans to issue its report in 2008 in order to affect both the campaign cycle and the policies of the new US Administration.

Learn more at the program’s webpage.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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