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

"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