Islamic Perspectives on Religious Freedom Symposium


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This one-day event is hosted by Bayan Claremont and co-organized with the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF). A range of experts including academics, policy analysts, legal scholars, and religious leaders will examine the theological, philosophical, and legal dimensions of topics such as the sanctity of life in Islam, intra-faith pluralism, and freedom of conscience. The panelists will offer a set of Islamic perspectives that reflect classical understandings as well as contemporary thought, connected with real-world politico-legal case studies and examples. The program features a luncheon talk by noted journalist Mustafa Akyol (author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty).

Attend the conference to learn about the core values and concepts that support an authentic Islamic framework for religious freedom, the pitfalls and challenges in realizing such a framework in different contexts, and the ways Muslims are working to secure and safeguard rights of communities within and beyond Muslim societies.

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Click here to watch ROLC Deputy Director, Hamid Khan’s, talk on Reframing Belief and Apostasy in Post-Conflict/Emergent Muslim Identities.