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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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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