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Ford Foundation Awards An-Na'im New Grant

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By April Bogle
01/13/06

The Ford Foundation has awarded Emory law professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im a new grant of $120,000 for translation and dissemination of his pathbreaking new book, Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a.

The new grant will support the translation and publication of this volume in Arabic, Bahasa, Bengali, Farsi, Turkish, Russian, and Urdu.  It will also help fund a series of forums on the book over the next two years in Indonesia, South Asia, the Arab world, West Africa, the United States, Western Europe, and various Central Asian Republics.

An-Na'im, a senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory, has received seven major grants from the Ford Foundation during the past decade.

"This grant underscores anew the worldwide influence of his critical work on Islamic law, theology, and culture," said John Witte, Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics at Emory and director of the CSLR.

 

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The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University is home to world-class scholars and forums on the religious foundations of law, politics, and society. It offers first-rank expertise on how the teachings and practices of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have shaped and can continue to transform the fundamental ideas and institutions of our public and private lives. The scholarship of CSLR faculty provides the latest perspectives, while its conferences and public forums foster reasoned and robust public debate.

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