Muslim Minorities and Religious Freedom: A Public Dialogue

December 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST
Location: Rafik B. Hariri Building Fisher Colloquium Map

How has the persecution of Muslim minorities affected their well-being in Europe and North America, the overall health of Muslim-majority nations, and the growth of violent Islamist extremism? Are Muslim minorities developing theologies that can bolster religious freedom, stable democracy, and economic growth, as well as undermine violent Islamist extremism? This conference explored these questions, featuring four panels of experts as well as a keynote conversation between Professor Robert George of Princeton, Professor John Esposito of Georgetown, and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf of Zaytuna College.


Welcome | Thomas Banchoff, Thomas Farr

Panel 1: Europe | Jennifer Bryson, Jocelyne Cesari, Kuebra Guemuesay, Maajid Nawaz 

Keynote Conversation | Robert P. George, John Esposito, Hamza Yusuf 

Panel 2: North America | Timothy Samuel Shah, Zareena Grewal, Zuhdi Jasser, Farid Senzai

Closing Conversation | Daniel Philpott, Timur Kuran, Abdullah Saeed

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Muslim Minorities and Religious Freedom: A Public Dialogue

In December 2015 the Religious Freedom Project, in partnership with Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, assembled scholars, experts, and activists for a thorough examination of the challenges to religious freedom faced by Muslim…
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