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Reforming Islamic Societies: Prospects and Pitfalls – A talk by Abdulkarim Soroush

By • Nov 16th, 2010 • Category: News

Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush, one of the world’s most prominent Islamic scholars, will give a presentation entitled “Reforming Islamic Societies: Prospects and Pitfalls” at the College of Arts and Sciences Public Affairs Forum, also sponsored by TWU’s Global Connections Initiative. Named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2005, Dr. […]

Thoughts on The Eternal and Contextual in the Qur’anic Message – A talk by Abdulkarim Soroush

By • Oct 14th, 2010 • Category: News

First Saturday of Ramadan Guest Lecturer Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush

By • Aug 14th, 2010 • Category: News

ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Guest lecturer for the first Saturday of Ramadan, August 14, 2010, is Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush (Farsi).  Program starts with lectures in Farsi and English followed by Maghrib Prayer, Iftar, and dua. Widely considered to be Iran’s leading public intellectual, Abdulkarim Soroush was born in Tehran in 1945. After studying […]

Building Bridges Seminar Addresses Changing Patterns in Religious Authority

By • Jun 7th, 2010 • Category: News

The ninth annual Building Bridges Seminar, which was convened by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and brought together 30 prominent Christian and Muslim scholars, concluded on May 28 at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. The theme of the seminar was “Tradition and Modernity: Christian and Muslim Perspectives.” On the first day of the seminar, public lectures […]

The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World

By • Apr 8th, 2010 • Category: News

  EVENT: Great Issues Forum: The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World DATE: 4/20/2010 TIME: 7:00 PM— 8:30 PM REGISTRATION: ADDRESS: 365 Fifth Avenue Manhattan PHONE: 212-817-8215 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              212-817-8215      end_of_the_skype_highlighting BUILDING NUMBER: Graduate Center ROOM NUMBER: Proshansky Auditorium PRIMARY EVENT SPONSOR: Public Programs WEB ADDRESS: Event Web Page SUMMARY: A panel will discuss intellectual reform in the Islamic World. […]

Call to Friendship: Rumi’s Perspective – A Lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush

By • Apr 8th, 2010 • Category: News

A Supreme Leader at Bay

By • Jan 7th, 2010 • Category: News

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei faces a growing barrage of opposition. Now prominent intellectuals are adding their voices to the fray BACK in the late 1970s, as Iran approached revolution and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi oscillated between conciliation and brutal repression, the more daring of his subjects peppered him with criticism and advice. The open letters he […]

An Opposition Manifesto in Iran

By • Jan 6th, 2010 • Category: News

Groups protesting against the current regime reveal what they want a new Iranian government to look like Iran’s so-called green movement is not yet a counterrevolution, but recent developments make clear it is heading in that direction. Seven months after the uprising began, an opposition manifesto is finally taking shape, and its sweeping demands would […]

Iran Professors Ask for End to Violence

By • Jan 5th, 2010 • Category: News

Risking expulsion and possible arrest, 88 professors at Tehran University signed a letter on Monday calling on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme religious leader, to end the use of violence against protesters, saying it was a sign of the government’s weakness. “Nighttime attacks on defenseless student dormitories and daytime assaults on students at university […]

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

By • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: News

From the brains behind Iran’s Green Revolution to the economic Cassandra who actually did have a crystal ball, they had the big ideas that shaped our world in 2009. Read on to see the 100 minds that mattered most in the year that was.   45. Abdolkarim Soroush for pitting his theological might against Iran’s […]