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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18 Feb
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Celebrating Diversity and Inter-Community Dialogue

18 February 2017, Hannover, Germany – A concert night with various music performers from the Orient and Occident resonated from 20:00 till midnight as part of the ‘Interreligious Spiritual Dialogue Series 2017’ of the Church of Silence in Hannover, in association with IOPHR’s efforts towards socio-cultural harmony. Programme: 20.00  –  Ensemble Louly, Hannover, with hymns and poetry from Rumi: 21.30  –  Beate Achtner, Gießen, […]

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06 Dec
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UK Parliament: Are Human Rights and Islam compatible?

6 December 2016, London – A conference titled “Are Human Rights and Islam Compatible?” was organised by IOPHR, and hosted by the Rt. Hon. George Howarth MP in the UK Parliament. The speakers at the conference included Commander Mak Chishty, responsible for the Hate Crime Department at Metropolitan Police in London, the Rt Hon Baroness […]

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26 Nov
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World Religions, World Peace and World Ethics

26 November 2016, Potsdam, Germany – The exhibition of “World religions – World peace – World ethics” was organised by ‘Anders als du glaubst’, or ‘Different Than You Believe’ Organisation, which consisted of an extensive academic and multi-cultural programme that ran from 18th October to 30th November, with IOPHR being one of the presenters. The […]

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18 Oct
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Are Human Rights and Islam Compatible?

18 October 2016, European Parliament, Brussels – An important conference titled ‘Are Human Rights & Islam Compatible? & The Future Role of Islam in Europe’ was organised by IOPHR, and hosted by MEP Tunne Kelam, MEP and vice chair of the European People’s Party, Esteban Pons and the European People’s Party. The panel consisted of these […]

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12 Oct
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Free Speech: a Fundamental Human Right

12 October 2016, Brussels/Paris – Debating Europe interviewed Dr Azmayesh, the founder of IOPHR. The topic of the interactive online debate was “Should All Radical Speeches Be Censored?”, which included active participation and arguments proposed by the audience of Debating Europe. Here is an excerpt from the debate: The discussion considered the fear and threats of […]

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09 Oct
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Principles of Human Rights, Tolerance and Altruism

9 October 2016, Göttingen, Germany – This event was hosted by the “Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker” (The Society for Threatened People), in association with IOPHR. The interactive seminar was based on the discussion and debate about human rights principles, gender-equality and gender-based violence, and the importance of humanity as a foundational concept in our society. […]

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