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The initiative formerly known as the Islam and Religious Freedom Project is now:

Research * Education * Media * Advocacy
Twitter in English: @IslamAndRF
new! Twitter in Arabic / تويتر بالعربية: @Laikrah


New HAUSA Translation

Islam and Belief:
At Home with Religious Freedom

by Abdullah Saeed is now available in Hausa

This text is also available in
Arabic, English, French, and Urdu
What We're Reading
Religious Freedom and Discrimination in America: Lessons Learned for American Muslims & Their Allies  by Asma Uddin

Uddin, a member of the CIRF Advisory Council, studies lessons from America's 19th century anti-Catholic discrimination and highlights the importance of protecting religious freedom for all in the U.S. today. Published by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Read here.
by Arafat Mazhar
Mazhar, also a member of the CIRF Advisory Council, examines Hanafi teachings on how to respond when a non-Muslim commits blasphemy. Through close textual study, he has found a sharp contrast between core works in this tradition, on the one hand, and what is taught in Pakistan today, on the other. Read here.
Seen on Twitter
Can you help CIRF find an office in Washington, DC?
We are looking for a simple office for 4-5 people in Washington, DC starting in March or April 2016. We would be delighted to co-locate with another organization with shared interests and/or we would be thrilled if someone could provide us with a low-cost space to use.  Contact us.
CIRF in the News
At the blog The Weekly Number: Statistics on Religious Freedom, Dr. Brian Grim of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation cited CIRF as one of the "new resources on religious freedom from Muslim perspectives".
Summer Dissertation Fellowship
The Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, together with the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, is offering summer fellowships "for dissertations that will explore the relationship between religious liberty and other fundamental freedoms; its importance for democracy; and/or its role in social and economic development, international diplomacy, and countering violent religious extremism." Application deadline January 19, 2016. For details click here.
The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom relies 100% on donations. If you would like to support CIRF, 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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