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

"The emergence of the Law and Religion Program has coincided with a resurgence in this country of the debates about the role of religion and the debate in the public square. The program has not taken a single ideological stance, but it has made possible the debate of faith in the public square, the relationship of moral concepts to legal obligations, the role of the church and the state and the state in the church. The program has made possible those debates with incredible historical accuracy and with an understanding of the nuances of the differences among the faith traditions."

–Frank S. Alexander