Episode 030 – Zainal Abidin Bagir; The Politics and Law of Blasphemy in Indonesia

Zainal Abidin Bagir is the executive director of the Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Bagir specializes in philosophy of religion, religion and science, and religion and ecology. His presentation speaks on blasphemy law in Indonesia, comparing it globally, seeing how has it been used, current revitalization of… Continue reading Episode 030 – Zainal Abidin Bagir; The Politics and Law of Blasphemy in Indonesia

Jani Kinnunen, [The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices]

Jani Kinnunen is a researcher at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research interests include data science related to economics and political science; application work has focused on freedoms in economic and political systems, mergers and acquisitions and real options. He has circa 50 publications from international conferences and journals. His paper studies how the combination of… Continue reading Jani Kinnunen, [The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices]

Zainal Abidin Bagir, [The Politics and Law of Blasphemy in Indonesia]

Zainal Abidin Bagir is the executive director of the Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Bagir specializes in philosophy of religion, religion and science, and religion and ecology. He is the author of Science and Religion in the Post-Colonial World: Interfaith Perspectives (2005). Bagir was also a part… Continue reading Zainal Abidin Bagir, [The Politics and Law of Blasphemy in Indonesia]

Minority Rights and Islam- Moving away from ‘Political Islam’ bogeyman

Ali Salman

Liberal Democracy and minority rights: the role of education, religion and culture rapprochement Ali Salman This is the text of my speech at the Europe-Muslim World Democracy Forum organized by the Europe Conservatives and Reformists Group led by MEP Syed Kamall on 19th February 2019 at the EU Parliament, Brussels. Let me begin by thanking… Continue reading Minority Rights and Islam- Moving away from ‘Political Islam’ bogeyman

Islam and Politics Today: The Reasons of the Rise of Jihadism

Author: Hasan Yücel Başdemir*   THE PROBLEM Today, political unrest and violence is dominant in the Islamic World. Almost in every corner of the Middle East, bad governments are in power that do not give the right to live to those who are in peaceful opposition. Search for a life of peace are destroyed either… Continue reading Islam and Politics Today: The Reasons of the Rise of Jihadism