About two months ago I was given a fresh off the press copy of the Summer 2011 edition of the journal The Review of Faith & International Affairs. The journal is one of the research branches of The Institute for Global Engagement. I have not seen a lot of their work but thus far everything I know of their work has been incredible. I’m really excited to see some of the things they are doing around the world to cultivate a free expression of religious beliefs and also in academics to further the understanding of how faith shapes our world.
I was given a copy of this journal and thus far have only read the Introductory piece and then just today I read the first article. Over the weeks to come I hope to make my way through the all 9 articles and will be posting my own thoughts and comments based on these articles.
Forced Faith↓ – Bin Hamid Ali, Abdullah. Preserving the Freedom for Faith: Reevaluating the Politics of Compulsion. The Review of Faith & International Affairs (Vol. 9 No. 2, Summer 2011): 3-9.
Compelled to Tell↓ – Safi, Louay M. “Religious Freedom and Interreligious Relations in Islam: Reflection on Da’wah and Qur’anic Ethics.” The Review of Faith and International Affairs (Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 2011): 11-16.
Religiously Arguing for Religion↓ – Musselman, John. “American Muslims: A (New) Islamic Discourse on Religious Freedom.” The Review of Faith and International Affairs (Vol. 9 No. 2 Summer 2011): 17-24.
The Minority Report↓ – Meral, Ziya. “The Politics of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority States: Old Challenges and New Trends.” The Review of Faith and International Affairs (Vol. 9 Summer 2011): 25-30.
Dissent Denied↓ – Saeed, Abdullah. “Ambiguities of Apostasy and the Repression of Muslim Dissent.” The Review of Faith and International Affairs (Vol. 9 No. 2, Summer 2011): 31-38.