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

"We learned that although they are religious and personal, marriage and family issues are often a lot like driving an automobile, meaning that you regulate them because there are big material, psychological, and health issues at stake. Philosophy and law have been concerned about these issues because if you let them fall apart big social issues emerge. "

–Don S. Browning†