Review Article : A New Hope for Moderation

  The New Hope for Moderation Pradana Boy Zulian University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia   IN many of my writings on recent religious landscape in Indonesia, I frequently quoted the late Peter L Berger’s analysis on the marginalization of religion against the secularization backdrop. As a sociologist of religion, among his earliest academic concern was […]

Highlights from Mardin

Special thanks for the ILN 9th Conference donors and partners: Atlas Network, Acton Institute, Association for Liberal Thinking and Mardin Artuklu University. After 3 years of virtual activities and online conferences, the ILN 9th International Conference was held on October 27th and 28th 2022 in Mardin, Türkiye, in partnership with Mardin Artuklu University.The best way […]

9th Conference papers

The Traditionalist Pushback against the Salafi Drive in Malaysian Islam: The Role of Afifi al-AkitiAhmad Fauzi Abdul HamidClick HereMiddle Level Leaders in Peacebuilding The Case of Post-Conflict Situation in Swat Valley in PakistanTabassum MajeedClick HereUndoing Economic Progress, Unraveling Nation-States.Wardah AlkatiriClick HereSecularism and Fundamentalism: An Examination of the Prospect of Implementation of Sharia in Southwest NigeriaKazeem […]

9th Conference (Mardin, Turkey)

Location Photos 9th Conference Speakers 9th Conference Program 9th International Islam & Liberty Conference Pluralism, Democracy and Economic Development in Muslim Majority Countries Summary 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 […]

Why does Islam have such a terrible reputation?

Mohammed Amin is Chairman of the Islam & Liberty Network Council. He is writing in a personal capacity. Grammatically, Islam is an abstract noun. Logically, Islam’s reputation should be determined by people evaluating the ideas constituting Islam and deciding what they think of those ideas. However, the world does not work that way. In practice, […]

Tunisia democratic backslide

Author is CEO of Islam & Liberty Network. These views are written in his personal capacity. Tunisia has been considered a beacon of representative democracy in the Arab world. It is now experiencing a democratic backslide. Tunisia conducted a referendum on 25th July 2022. At least one quarter of Tunisians have voted in a controversial […]

Papers 3rd conference

Benedikt Koehler – Istanbul Lecture Waqfs Benedikt Koehler – Waqf Bios of Speakers and the Chairman Dženan Smajić – State and community in islam Hasan Yucel Basdemir particular_politic Imperialism Imad ad Dean Ahmad Liberal Democracy and Economic Development in Islamic world… Murat Aktas – THE ARAB UPRISINGS AND DEMOCRACY Mustafa Acar – reason vs tradition […]

Papers 4th conference

Civil Society Institutions in Pre-Islamic Mecca full paper New Islam and Democracy Raza Ullah Pakistan 2105 Zineb-Benalla


Author: Paul Meany Paul Meany is the Interim Director and Editor for Intellectual History at Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Most of his work focuses on examining thinkers who predate classical liberalism but still articulate broadly liberal attitudes and principles. He is the host of Portraits of Liberty, a podcast about uncovering and […]