Freedom of Religion and Expression in the Islamic tradition
The Oslo Coalition’s second workshop on freedom of religion and expression in the Islamic tradition was held in Istanbul, September 6–8, 2013.
The workshop featured nine Muslim scholars and engaged intellectuals from around the world. They presented case studies on the problems of blasphemy or apostasy laws in Pakistan, Iran, and Egypt, and traced current controversies to their origins in Islamic history, jurisprudence, exegesis and gendered authority structures.
Discussions resulted in concrete proposals to publish the results of the workshop series for several readerships, both as an edited scholarly volume, a shorter popular presentation and an on-line database.