9th Conference (Mardin, Turkey)

                                      9th International Islam & Liberty Conference

                           Religious Pluralism, Civil Freedoms and Economic Progress


International Islam & Liberty Conference is the annual flagship event of Islam & Liberty Network (ILN) that is a two-day forum featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, academic lectures, and presentations. ILN is organizing 9th International Conference on 27-28 October 2022 in the historic South-eastern city of Mardin, Turkey hosted by Mardin Artuklu University. The main theme of this conference is “Religious Pluralism, Civil Freedoms and Economic Progress” within the context of Muslim majority societies. The Conference will deliberate on the theoretical, historical, and contemporary challenges faced by these societies with a view to advance the ideas and institutions of a free society consistent with the contours of Islamic faith. The papers will be subsequently published and widely disseminated.


The Islam & Liberty Network strives for the revival and advancement of the values and principles of a free society that are firmly rooted in Islamic historical traditions. The Network invites public intellectuals who share our ambition to join us in exploring ideas that can help advance the ideals of liberty in today’s Muslim societies. ILN takes different schools and methodological approaches that have emerged within Islam as reference points. We welcome comparative studies of these approaches and an examination of the products of the various historical and geographical experiences. We also welcome investigations of the philosophical traditions and institutions that were common within the Muslim heritage.

Deadline extended to May 31st! Send abstracts to tasnim@islamandlibertynetwork.org

We invite authors to submit abstracts covering the following topics.

• Religious freedom and pluralism
• Civil society, secularism and tolerance
• Innovation, property rights and development
• Free markets, commerce and prosperity
• Political pluralism in contemporary societies
• Refugee crisis, freedom of movement and immigration
• Islamophobia, multi-culturalism and democracy
• Corruption and rule of law
• Violence and prospects of peaceful transitions
• Varieties of change and reform in Arab world and in Muslim majority countries 

Please note that attendance is free of cost and participants will have to sponsor their travel and stay. For those who wish to attend the conference online, ask questions and take part in the discussions, we will provide the link for the live streaming in the ILN website, Facebook and Twitter pages close to the conference date. Thank you for your interest in our conference!