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Muslim Renaissance: Challenges in the 21 Century PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Nov 09, 2002 at 07:00 PM

European modern history started with the European Renaissance that took place in southern Europe at the frontier of cultural exchange between Islam and the West. It was the contrast between the self and the other that brought about the first signs of cultural change. For many of us, European Renaissance is the metaphor, a frame of reference, that guide our discussion and tickle our imagination. 

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Overcoming the Polemics of Intolerance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
May 22, 2002 at 07:00 PM

The September 11 attacks on the United States have had many dire consequences. In addition to destroying innocent lives and devastating the lively dreams of the individuals and families caught in the web of death and destruction, the attacks have reinvigorated a few bigoted spirits who found an excellent opportunity to spread their bigotry in the name of fighting intolerance in post-September 11’s murky atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Since that horrific date, a new unholy alliance has been formed among leading members of the Religious Right. Its avowed aim is to vilify Islam and demonize even the most moderate Muslim voices.

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Religion and Public Policy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Jul 11, 2001 at 07:00 PM

Recent developments in the political discourse on the relevance of religion to public life have reinforced the general impression, shared by scholars the world over, that religion is making a comeback to the public sphere. One example of this renewed interest in religion is the new Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, announced by President Bush. These initiatives are presented as a way to enhance the welfare and social programs of the United State government, which were challenged in the late eighties, and were seriously disrupted the nineties. 

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Leading with Compassion



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Foundation of Knowledge



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