Special Series: Pluralism in Muslim Majority Countries - 2009
by Haroon Nasir
In this first article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries, Haroon Nasir, research associate at the Christian Study Centre, considers how responding to religious extremism can help Pakistanis of all faiths work together toward a more tolerant and inclusive society.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 14 July 2009) 
by Maher Y. Abu-Munshar
In this second article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries, Maher Y. Abu-Munshar, author and lecturer in Islamic Jerusalem studies at the University of Aberdeen, delves into the Islamic tradition of pluralism as outlined in the Constitution of Medina, and examines the precedence for this kind of inclusivity in Muslim-majority societies today.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 21 July 2009) 
by Fahad Alhomoudi
Fahad Alhomoudi, vice-dean of academic research at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, considers how Saudi King Abdullah's political and religious interfaith initiatives are fostering pluralism inside Saudi Arabia and around the world in this third article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 21 July 2009) 
by Asma T. Uddin
In this fourth article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries, Asma T. Uddin, editor-in-chief of Altmuslimah, examines support for democracy and religious pluralism amongst the Muslim public.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 28 July 2009) 
by Irfan Abubakar
In this fifth article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries, Irfan Abubakar, a programme coordinator for conflict resolution and peace studies at Hidayatullah Islamic University in Jakarta, explores why the level of religious tolerance amongst Indonesians is not reflected in the policies of their government.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 4 August 2009) 
by Luna Farhat
In this sixth and final article in a series on pluralism in Muslim-majority countries, Luna Farhat, a teacher at the Institute of Islamic-Christian Studies at the University of Saint Joseph in Beirut, examines how the Lebanese people can overcome religious divides to build a stronger sense of national identity.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 August 2009) 
 
 
 
 
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