Islam and Liberalism in Contemporary Society
The aim of this event series is to discuss the relationship between Islam and liberal democracy with Muslim and Muslim-born intellectuals (scholars, practitioners and activists) who adopt different approaches to the faith but are united by a firm commitment toward liberal democratic values and individual rights. Hosting both lectures and debates, the cycle will address various methodological and substantive issues in a captivating and accessible format, with the aim of countering stereotypes and showing the diversity within Islam to the larger public.
30 March 2023
LGBT rights and Islam: Inherent oxymoron or possible harmony?
20 April 2023
Women's rights and Islam
9 May 2023
Law of God or law of people? The role of Islam in modern state law, between secularism and accommodation
6 June 2023
Exegesis of Islamic scriptures: What role for critical thinking? Perspectives from liberal Muslims
23 February 2023
Islam and Liberal Democracy in Global Perspective