"The divides are not Islam and western society, the divide is between people who have different values. We must promote connections between people who want to contribute to human values. People who share that commitment can collaborate across cultural divides." - Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
To advance the rationale of scholarship for social change, this blog is devoted to critical examination of the relationship of Islam and the state, as well as the relationship of Sharia and the state. This blog is also concerned with developing practical strategies for the protection of human rights and promotion of democratization in Islamic societies today.
In the following video, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law discusses what he refers to as a people-centered alternative to the current state-centric enforcement model for human rights.
Guest post by Chad Nagle The Agriculture Act of 2014 authorizes the United States government to purchase both halal and kosher certified foods for the federal government’s Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). This program provides food at no cost to Americans that are in need of short-term hunger relief through food-banks, soup-kitchens, and homeless
What can be done to address the radicalization of the children of immigrant Muslim families? In this video, I discuss the issue in Arabic with members of the exiled Sudanese community in London, UK. Due to space limitations we were able to include footage of only one of the parents who presented their perspective in a moving