Advancing the Conversation Between Science, Theology, and History in Islam: A Madrasa Discourses Project
February 20, 2020
The World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), in collaboration with Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Centre for Peace and Justice at BRAC University, Bangladesh, and Contending Modernities’ Madrasa Discourses Project at the University of Notre Dame, held a two-day workshop on “Advancing the Conversation between Science, Theology, and History in Islam” in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Launched in 2017, the Madrasa Discourses Project is at the forefront of efforts to equip ulama with the necessary tools to confidently engage pluralism, modern science, technological advances, and new philosophies. The project, led by Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, University of Notre Dame, works to revitalize Islamic education from within. The workshop was convened by Dr. Samia Huq, BRAC University, and conducted by Moosa, Dr. Joshua Lupo from the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Rana Dajani from Hashemite University, Jordan. In attendance were 30 participants from diverse backgrounds and affiliations, including madrasa and non-madrasa teachers, university professors, and Islamic thought researchers.