Research

Islam and Human Rights Fellowship Program

Project Description

A residential program for scholars and activists from various parts of the Islamic world to explore the relationship between human rights and Islam.

Project Accomplishments
  • 12 roundtable conferences (2001-2004)
  • International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (May 16-21, 2004)
  • 29 international lectures; 38 national lectures
  • Symposium on "Islam and Human Rights," Journal of Human Rights in the Muslim World
  • Special "From the Field" Issue: "Islam and Human Rights Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts," Muslim World Journal in Human Rights
Sponsors

The Ford Foundation

Directors
Other Participants
  • Hameed O. Agberemi, Al-Fataah, Nigeria
  • Ali Ahmad, Bayero University, Nigeria
  • Salbiah Ahmad, human rights attorney, Malaysia
  • Jamila Bargach, National School of Architecture, Morocco
  • Codou Bop, GREFELS, Senegal
  • Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, State Institute of Islamic Studies, Indonesia
  • Jamail A. Kamlian, Mindanao State University-LLigan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippines
  • Lily Zakiyah Munir, Center for Pesantren and Democracy Studies, Jombang, Indonesia
  • Huda Seif, anthropologist, Yemen
  • Recep Senturk, Islamic Research Center, Turkey

Project Publications

In Their Own Words

"Though attacked and wounded, fractured and dispersed, not all African American families were destroyed nor all bloodlines broken. Indeed many of hte writings in the Afro-Protestant Press may be interpreted as demonstrating that even when deliberately unraveled, African American families reknit themselves into kinship communities of families ... that in fact functioned effectively enough to teach self-esteem and to encourage resistance to enslavement, to offer some physical protection and practical advice, and to preserve and perpetuate cultural practices."

–Frances Smith Foster