Research

The Future of Shari'a in Islamic Societies

Project Description

An exploration of the Islamic argument for secularism and against the idea of an Islamic state through seminars and workshops in various countries and a published volume.

Project Accomplishments
  • 10 seminars and workshops in Egypt, Indonesia, India, Sudan and Turkey
Sponsors

The Ford Foundation

Directors

Project Publications

In Their Own Words

"Why does a liberal democracy protect the right not just to religious belief, but to religious practice? Once you discern the best case for protecting that right, another question arises: Should a liberal democracy protect the right to moral practice as well? And if we have the right to moral freedom, what implications might that suggest with respect to same-sex marriage?"

–Michael J. Perry