The Arab spring uprising opened the way to public debates inconceivable in North African countries before 2011. Yet, the reaction of the Cairo authorities has been very hostile to “free thinkers”, including citizens who eschew religion.
The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is launching the Casablanca School, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 30 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
Ca' Foscari University and Giorgio Cini Foundation
An International Conference organised by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in partnership with the Center for Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
An International Conference organised by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in partnership with Bruno Kessler Foundation and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs – George Washington University
The 9th edition of the Istanbul Seminars will be held on May 24-28, 2016 at Istanbul Bilgi University. Topic: “Religion, Righs and the Public Sphere””