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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05 Oct
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The Compatibility of Human Rights Principles and Religious Values

5 October 2016, Hannover, Germany – In a dialogue between Religious Scholar and Professor on Islam for over 40 years, Dr. Peter Antes from the University of Hannover, and Jurist-Scholar, Human Rights Activist and Quran expert Dr. Seyed Azmayesh, the focus of the academic discussion was the compatibility of human rights principles and the core […]

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09 Aug
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The Transcendence of Music and Art – A Cultural Series

9 August 2016, Hannover, Germany – As part of IOPHR’s cultural series, a music concert was organised in Hannover, showcasing musical emsembles like Soveida and members of IOPHR. The music was based on ancient classical rhythms and poetry. The performers represented a diverse background and musical versatility in the genres of music. The event is […]

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24 Jun
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The Transcendence of Music and Art: Works of Rumi – A Cultural Series

24 June 2016, Vienna, Austria – As part of IOPHR’s cultural series, this music concert showcased performances by the emsemble Soveida, highlighting famous works of Rumi, the poet of love. The poetry and music embodied the messages of love, peace and harmony, as a representation of a unified and diverse society.     

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28 Apr
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Security Jam 2016

In June 2016, Friends of Europe organised an event called “Security Jam 2016”, bringing together a unique coalition of governments, think-tanks, businesses and social organisations for a global brainstorm on making the world a safer place. Over 2,500 participants from 131 countries took part in the event, with key inputs in debates from 48 VIPs […]

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