16 Dec
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Rumi Night for Human Rights

16th December 2018, Essex Unitarian Church, London – In light of the 70th anniversary of the existance of the UN Human Rights Declaration the Soveida Ensemble performed a heart warming concert with mesmerising mystical rhythms and poetry from famous Persian poets such as Rumi and Saadi. On of the poems translated at the concert appears on […]

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18 May
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“Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?” – Event held at University of Warwick

18th May 2018 – The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) organised an event titled “Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?” in association with the Warwick Conservatives, held at the University of Warwick. Speakers at the event included MEP Anthea McIntyre, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group representing the […]

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07 Mar
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Public Appeal by the EPP group to halt genocide of Sufis and Gonabadi Dervishes in Iran

Public Appeal to Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Hassan Rohani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sardar Rahimi, Chief of police in Tehran. On February 19, the Iranian authorities attacked the Gonabadi Sufi protesters in Tehran during their peaceful protest against the detention […]

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06 Dec
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Science & Spirituality – Creation and Human History According to Sacred Scriptures

On 6th December, 2017, an academic event was organised at the University College London, titled ‘Science & Spirituality – Creation and Human History According to Sacred Scriptures’. This event was organised by the Intercultural Centre (ICC) in association with IOPHR. The speakers at the event were Mr. Jay Lakhani, a theoretical physicist and speaker on […]

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21 Sep
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Islam, Modernity, and Gender Equality

First, it is necessary to make a few preliminary remarks as to the ambition and format of this article. It is mainly a statement of opinion that aims at pointing out, and linking together a few topical issues. It does not aim at bringing a scholarly contribution to the subject. It takes as a starting [...]
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03 May
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Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?

3 May 2017, European Parliament, Brussels – The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) organised the event “Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?” in the European Parliament which was sponsored by MEP Esteban González Pons (EPP), MEP Julie Ward (S&D), MEP Anthea McIntyre (ECR) and MEP Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE). Vice President of the […]

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02 May
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Antidotes to Islamist Extremism

2 May 2017, European Parliament, Brussels – The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) held an important all-day event inside the European Parliament under the title of ‘Antidotes to Islamist Extremism’. This event was sponsored and hosted by British MEP Geoffrey Van Orden from the ECR Group, supported by MEPs from the EPP, S&D […]

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