We have changed our name from “Istanbul Network for Liberty” to “Islam and Liberty Network”. The main motivation behind this change is to establish a clear association of our liberty-centered work with the Islamic religion, which has a universal appeal rather than any specific location or for that matter with history alone, two characteristics of our former name. In our understanding, Islam endorses religious freedom, economic freedom and political freedom, which transcends particular locational and cultural experiences. We have also reworded our mission statement to something simple: “to explore and promote a Muslim case for freedom”. Our new logo is based on a pattern of geometric art, which is closely associated with Islamic arts, and which is indeed a social construct and thus symbolizes human ingenuity and voluntary cooperation. We believe that this re-branding will help us in reaching out to our audience and supporters with a clear message.

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