July 18, 2012 Celebration of the Treaty of Friendship & Amity
This date for event is the 225th anniversary of the ratification by the Continental Congress of the Treaty of Friendship & Amity (July 18, 1787). The treaty is between the United States and Morocco and is the longest treaty in force between the USA and any other country. It will be held in the Grand Ballroom of George Washington University.
This event publically launches the George Washington Amity Series which seeks to bring together primarily Muslim and Christian communities to help them connect on a personal level, while seeking to comprehend each other and clarify what it means to be an authentic believer. The George Washington Amity Series seeks to go beyond Interfaith Dialog to building Interpersonal Relationships.
It is a gesture of thanks to an Arab Muslim king for the significant role he played in the establishment of the United States in its early years.
The Historian of Mount Vernon, Mary Thompson, will detail the history of this treaty and its relation to George Washington. Afterwards other speakers will lay out the vision of the George Washington Amity Series. Participants will also have time to interact around small tables with each other on a personal level.