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2016 Annual Report
Learn about CIRF's mission and activities.
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Panel at Fordham University
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 6PM
at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus

CIRF's Director of Strategy, Asma Uddin, will speak at a public panel on the topic of religious liberty and persecution in the contemporary world. The forum will focus on two overarching questions:
• What do diverse narratives of religious freedom and persecution today tell us about how we should approach complex questions of justice and human rights?
• Can ongoing conflicts at home and abroad hone our understanding of the nature of religious freedom and refine our efforts to protect it in the contemporary world?
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APPLY: CIRF's Summer Seminar
Persecution, Resilience, and Religious Freedom: Mormons & Muslims in America
August 3 - 5, 2017 in Nauvoo, IL

Join CIRF and Professor Joel Campbell of Brigham Young University (BYU) to learn about:
• the early history of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in the U.S.
• lessons from this for the resiliency and civil rights protection for Muslims in the U.S. today
• the legal structures of religious freedom
• the roles of religious minorities in American society today
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CIRF at ISNA 2017
Stop by the CIRF booth
June 30 - July 3, 2017 in Chicago, IL

Come learn about your religious freedom rights in Islam and in the U.S. at booth #1708.
To Read
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The Undeniable Courage of Ahmad Ishomuddin
Muslim scholar who served as expert witness at Ahok Indonesian blasphemy trial says blasphemy charge 'unislamic'
"Ishomuddin’s courage reflects the genuine Islamic movement in dealing with the intimidating issue of blasphemy. He defended Ahok not by referring to religious freedom and human rights, but solely founding his argument on the classical sources of Islam, such as the Quranic exegesis, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic legal theory. His defense shows Islam can be used for religious freedom and human rights issues."
CIRF team members, Muhammad Akram, Jennifer Bryson, Shino Yokotsuka, and Mazhun Idris, visiting the Newseum Religious Freedom Center in Washington, DC.
The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF) works at the intersection of Islam and religious freedom to support religious freedom for all.
The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom relies 100% on donations. If you are interested in supporting this effort, we would love to hear from you. The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom is a program of the Zephyr Institute, a 501(c)(3) in Palo Alto, CA. Donations are tax-deductible.
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